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Online Trackers Follow Our Digital Shadow By 'fingerprinting' Browsers, Devices


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'Fingerprinting' browsers

New technology helps trackers to follow consumers' digital imprints, including across devices: through browser settings, battery levels and other details.

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As we surf from website to website, we are being tracked—that's not news. What is news, revealed in a recent paper by researchers at Princeton University, is that the tracking is no longer just about the "cookies" that record our tastes.

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