The New York Whines ran an article over the weekend commenting on HTML5 privacy. The title of the piece was “Web Upgrade HTML5 May Weaken Privacy“. Please take notice of the word “may”. It tells you right there that they have no idea HTML5 will weaken privacy. They were just trying to get our attention and scare us because online privacy concerns are a hot issue. The article should have been titled “Future Thoughts About HTML5”.
The story in the non-story is about the “evercookie“. A programmer named Samy Kamkar created the evercookie which is a cookie that he thinks will be difficult to delete. The cookie data is stored in multiple places including several HTML5 locations. → Read More