When put together, these elements and others, could be a device fingerprint totally unique to you and your system. An interesting writeup on Panopticlick can be found on the Technovelgy (where science meets fiction) website – Panopticlick Browser Ident-Key You Didn’t Know You Had.
Panopticlick showed my browser fingerprint was unique out of the 521,269 computers tested so far. What does yours show? Do you think this is a good tool to have available? What about the suggestions EFF gives for browser self-defense? Are these valid options in an enterprise environment?
Thanks for reading & let’s continue to be good network citizens!]]>
Network-Tools owner sues Microsoft, Cisco, Comcast and TRUSTe over IP Address Blacklisting
Interesting stuff, huh? So why would this suit be raised? According to the page tracking the lawsuit:
Previous lawsuits against these “blacklists” have been brought by commercial e-mailers against organizations such as Spamhaus. In this case the accused is not a commercial e-mail, not a spammer, and has no mailing lists of any sort. The accused has even made presentations at the Federal Trade Commission against spammers and testified at the first “Spam Summit” more than 10 years ago.
This case seems to cover a lot of things: privacy; net neutrality; service blockage. For anyone who has gotten on a blocklist or had to get an organization removed from a blocklist, you can understand some of the frustration. Mr. Smith has gone beyond frustration and is taking some specific actions. This could be a very interesting case to follow based on the defendant organizations. Hopefully information will continue to be provided as the case moves forward. A lot of the case documentation presented to the court can be found on the website. It makes for some interesting reading.
Consider also some of the relief being sought under the lawsuit (not all items requested are listed below):
What do you think of the merits of the case? What have you experienced with regards to these organizations and their services? Please leave comments below.
Thanks for reading and let’s continue to be good network citizens! Sometimes it may require getting nasty though it seems and filing a lawsuit]]>