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  1. 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to haltRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | InfoWorld

    ... websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis. The researchers, from KU Lueven in Belgium and Princeton University, described how companies are looking for new ways to track ...

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  2. 'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to haltRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 25 | PC World

    ... websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis. The researchers, from KU Lueven in Belgium and Princeton University, described how companies are looking for new ways to track ...

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  3. 'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking method is sneaky but easy to haltRead the original story

    Friday Jul 25 | InfoWorld

    ... websites, unknown to most. Most but not all the sites observed used a content-sharing widget from the company AddThis. The researchers, from KU Lueven in Belgium and Princeton University, described how companies are looking for new ways to track ...

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  4. Canvas Fingerprinting Takes Web Tracking Up a NotchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | PC Magazine

    ... researchers. They note that "the overwhelming majority (95 percent) of the scripts belong to a single provider (addthis.com), [but] we discovered a total of 20 canvas fingerprinting provider domains, active on 5,542 of the top 100,000 sites." In ...

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  5. Sneaky New Tactics May be Tracking You OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 24 | WCAV

    ... The practice of canvas fingerprinting is already growing pervasive, after it was first used sometime in January. AddThis, a social media sharing tool being used on five percent of the top 100,000 Web sites, is a leading source of canvas ...

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  6. New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy ProtectionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | NewsFactor

    ... to watch visitors' Web surfing habits, according to Internet measurement firm Alexa -- although only one company, AddThis, is responsible for 95 percent of the instances of the canvas technique. Cookie syncing, meanwhile, is the practice of tracker ...

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  7. Share Button, Web Site Plug-Ins can be used to Track You against Your WillRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Free Republic

    The researchers traced 95 percent of canvas fingerprinting scripts back to share buttons provided by AddThis, the world's largest content sharing platform.One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 Web sites track users without their consent using a previously undetected cookie-like tracking mechanism embedded in 'share' buttons.

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  8. White House caught secretly tracking Web visitors with sneaky spywareRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Boing Boing

    They proudly say that they comply with federal privacy law, eschewing cookies, but sneakily use Addthis's "canvas fingerprinting," a product whose other major user is Youporn .

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  9. Federal sites tracking users via plugin - Legislation: Not dead yet ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Jul 23 | Politico

    FEDERAL SITES TRACKING USERS VIA PLUGIN The free website plugin AddThis, deployed on 16 federal websites including whitehouse.gov and dhs.gov, tracks users of those sites in a way that is essentially impossible to stop, according to new research.

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  10. New Technology Defeats Privacy EffortsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | NewsFactor

    ... to watch visitors' Web surfing habits, according to Internet measurement firm Alexa -- although only one company, AddThis, is responsible for 95 percent of the instances of the canvas technique. Cookie syncing, meanwhile, is the practice of tracker ...

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  11. Browser 'fingerprints' track usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | BBC News

    ... fingerprinting technique was being used and asking people if they were happy for it to operate. Web tracking company AddThis had tested canvas fingerprinting on a small number of the 13 million sites currently signed up to use its technology to ...

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  12. A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas FingerprintingRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 22 | Slashdot

    ... computer code ... on 5 percent of the top 100,000 websites . Most of the code was on websites that use the AddThis social media sharing tools. Other fingerprinters include the German digital marketer Ligatus and the Canadian dating site ...

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  13. Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to BlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 22 | Truthdig

    Update: A YouPorn.com spokesperson said that the website was "completely unaware that AddThis contained a tracking software that had the potential to jeopardize the privacy of our users."

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  14. Computer Privacy: Share Button May Share Your Browsing History, TooRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2009 | Science Daily

    ... single company. The researchers traced 95 percent of canvas fingerprinting scripts back to share buttons provided by AddThis, the world's largest content sharing platform. One in 18 of the world's top 100,000 websites track users without their ...

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  15. EFF Says Its Anti-Tracking Tool Blocks New Form Of Digital FingerprintingRead the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | MediaPost

    ... technology, which tracks users based on characteristics of their computers. That fingerprinting code, written by AddThis, reportedly was found on 5% of the 100,000 most popular sites. AddThis says it doesn't use any data it collects via the ...

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  16. How companies use Canvas Fingerprinting to track you onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | GHacks

    ... is enabled on the site. A Pro Publica article lists three companies that make use of Canvas fingerprinting: AddThis, known for its social sharing plugins, a German digital marketer Ligatures, and the popular dating website Plenty Of Fish. The TOR ...

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  17. Why does Daily Kos Show Up on a List of Websites infested with Advanced Webtracking Mechanisms?Read the original story

    Monday Jul 21 | Daily Kos

    ... websites, and possibly many more, include code for canvas fingerprinting, primarily written by a company called AddThis . The canvas fingerprinting code is mostly found on sites that use the social media tools developed by AddThis. So, if you have ...

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  18. Canvas fingerprinting: Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to blockRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 21 | The Raw Story

    ... as AdBlock Plus. The researchers found canvas fingerprinting computer code, primarily written by a company called AddThis , on 5 percent of the top 100,000 websites. Most of the code was on websites that use AddThis' social media sharing tools. ...

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  19. Very impressed with AddThis.com so farRead the original story

    Jun 23, 2014 | Website Babble Webmaster Forums

    I must say, I have been very impressed with AddThis.com social plugins so far. I ditched the JetPack sharing buttons for AddThis sharing buttons.

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  20. Dynamic Yield Raises $12M Series B; Plots US, European ExpansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2014 | AdExchanger.com

    ... of customers," according to Agmon. "It's the next big market." Following a similar track, social sharing platform AddThis recently rolled out a dashboard for its 13 million publisher users to analyze the performance of its "recommended content ...

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