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Canvas fingerprinting – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

How do you analyse Website traffic? Here’s an interesting method. Of course, more information can be found via a Google search.

Canvas fingerprinting is one of a number of browser fingerprinting techniques of tracking online online users that allow websites to uniquely identify and track visitors without the use of browser cookies or other similar means. The technique was originally described by researchers from Princeton University and KU Leuven University.

Canvas fingerprinting has been deployed on 5 percent of the top 100,000 websites, including 95 percent of these websites use canvas fingerprinting created by technology company AddThis.

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the penultimate hope – reddit FCC Comments – Google Docs

We at reddit support efforts to maintain a truly open Internet. We believe that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal threatens it. The proposal would change the Internet—even though the Internet is not broken. To quote the FCC’s 2005 Policy Statement, throughout the Internet’s history, access to the Internet has been granted “in a neutral manner.” ISPs did not block sites; they did not engage in “technical discrimination,” treating traffic from some sites or applications better than others based on the class of the application; and they did not offer “paid prioritization”—fast lanes for those willing to pay extra. Up until this year, the FCC guaranteed these aspects of neutrality in policy.

The Chairman’s proposal would change that. Though it would forbid blocking, it would permit technical discrimination and paid prioritization. It would also permit ISPs to negotiate exclusive deals with websites and appmakers in certain sectors, offering them and only them access to the fast lane, while relegating all of their competition to the slow lane. Finally, it has loopholes permitting access fees and discrimination through interconnection and mobile access.

the penultimate hope – reddit FCC Comments – Google Docs.

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With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker | Reuters

Reuters – U.S. companies, consumer advocates and citizens submitted more than 1 million comments to the Federal Communications Commission, drawing contentious divisions on the issue of net neutrality as the first deadline to comment approached Friday.

via With 1 million comments, U.S. net neutrality debate nears first marker | Reuters.