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Notes from the Electronic Cottage 9/1/16

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

These days, there are lots of ways besides cookies that companies are using to track us as we move around the Web. A recent research paper refers to these new tracking tools as “fingerprinting.” Here’s how some of them work. If you’d like to see just how your computer can be identified by some of these tools, go to You will probably be surprised – and maybe dismayed.