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Post time 2017-2-21 11:55:04 |Display all floors

Raising further questions about privacy on the internet, researchers from Princeton and Stanford universities have released a study showing that a specific person's online behavior can be identified by linking anonymous web browsing histories with social media profiles.

"We show that browsing histories can be linked to social media profiles such as Twitter, Facebook or Reddit accounts," the researchers wrote in a paper scheduled for presentation at the 2017 World Wide Web Conference Perth, Australia, in April."


"It is already known that some companies, such as Google and Facebook, track users online and know their identities," said Arvind Narayanan, an assistant professor of computer science at Princeton and one of the authors of the research article.


"But those companies, which consumers choose to create accounts with, disclose their tracking.The new research shows that anyone with access to browsing histories -- a great number of companies and organizations -- can identify many users by analyzing public information from social media accounts,"Narayanan said.


"Users may assume they are anonymous when they are browsing a news or a health website, but our work adds to the list of ways in which tracking companies may be able to learn their identities," said Narayanan.


In the article, the authors note that online advertising companies build browsing histories of users with tracking programs embedded on webpages. Some advertisers attach identities to these profiles, but most promise that the web browsing information is not linked to anyone's identity.


The researchers wanted to know if it were possible to de-anonymize web browsing and identify a user even if the web browsing history did not include identities.

"Each person's browsing history is unique and contains tell-tale signs of their identity," said Sharad Goel, an assistant professor at Stanford and an author of the study."

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Post time 2017-2-23 12:29:52 |Display all floors
"It turns out that we have no privacy"

Wow! It took you how long to figure this out???
Stupid people are like Glowsticks. You want to snap them in half and shake the crap out of them until they see the light.
I love sarcasm. It's like punching someone in the head ... only with words

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Post time 2017-2-23 20:24:27 |Display all floors
Since dawn of civilization, privacy is absented.
Just that people make themselves to believe that it exists.

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Post time 2017-2-23 20:31:45 |Display all floors
GhostBuster Post time: 2017-2-23 20:24
Since dawn of civilization, privacy is absented.
Just that people make themselves to believe that it ...

so does the privacy really exist? what you say make me confused
The darkest hour is that before the dawn.

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Post time 2017-2-23 20:53:42 |Display all floors
Maxwell996 Post time: 2017-2-23 20:31
so does the privacy really exist? what you say make me confused

Privacy has never existed!
No confusion!
In the past, it was other methods. Some are still applicable.
Today, there are many other options.
Not to worry if surveillance is conducted upon.

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Post time 2017-2-24 09:05:52 |Display all floors
Beware! They even know the color of your poop each time you take a dump.

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Post time 2017-2-24 12:03:22 |Display all floors
foreignchinese Post time: 2017-2-24 09:05
Beware! They even know the color of your poop each time you take a dump.

Nothing under the sky is not monitored if need is not required.

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