2 entries tagged cookies

The Problem with the EU Cookie Law

The so-called EU Cookie Law has been a classic case of entirely foreseeable unforeseen consequences. Its net result will be to make people less protected against privacy-invading tracking. This is because after a few weeks of sites asking ‘Do you want to read 5 pages of gobbledegook or just press the Accept Cookies button?’, everyone can be confidently expected to press Accept Cookies reflexively in order to be able to get on with buying that comedy sock they came to the site to buy in the first place. Read more

Idea: Microstalks

We need a measure of loss of privacy analagous to the micromort to enable us to compare the cost of different ‘free’ web services. Read more