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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 whitehouse.gov. 95 percent of these websites use canvas fingerprinting created by technology company AddThis.

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