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How unique- and trackable- is your browser?
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James C


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Sep 2014, 02:25    Post subject:  How unique- and trackable- is your browser?  

How unique- and trackable- is your browser?

https://panopticlick.eff.org/
A research project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation


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Is your browser configuration rare or unique? If so, web sites may be able to track you, even if you limit or disable cookies.

Panopticlick tests your browser to see how unique it is based on the information it will share with sites it visits. Click below and you will be given a uniqueness score, letting you see how easily identifiable you might be as you surf the web.

Only anonymous data will be collected by this site.
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Wed 03 Sep 2014, 04:57    Post subject:  

I'm "unique" if I don't use NoScript , and about 1:1,500,000 if I do.
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bark_bark_bark

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Sep 2014, 07:56    Post subject:  

I believe that Pale Moon has a feature that randomizes the order in which plugins are loaded, making the browser unique at every start-up.
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Tue 23 Sep 2014, 23:39    Post subject:  

Adding Chinese fonts makes one rather unique about 1 in 2.3 million.
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