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  1. Tracking the trackers: Investigators reveal pervasive profiling of Web usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | PressReleasePoint

    ... top 100,000 websites include canvas fingerprinting scripts. A majority of the scripts belonged to a single provider, AddThis, but the researchers discovered a total of 20 providers using canvas fingerprinting. Nick Nikiforakis, a conference panelist ...

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  2. AddThis Q3 Analysis Reveals Steady Increase in Mobile Content...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | Business Wire

    AddThis today announced the results of its Q3 analysis of content engagement on the open Web. Highlights from the quarter include insight into the rise of mobile Web traffic and the most popular categories for consuming content on mobile devices.

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  3. Publishers: Facebook Atlas' Gain Is Your LossRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | MediaPost

    ... By adding Facebook scripts to publisher sites (either through Facebook directly or through other third parties like AddThis), publishers are essentially handing over the keys to the kingdom. They are giving away their data so Facebook can sell ...

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  4. AddThis Data Puts Auto Industry Marketers in the Fast LaneRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Business Wire

    AddThis today announced the results of an in-depth analysis of online social sharing and content engagement behavior specific to consumers buying automobiles. The results were announced at the J.D. Power Automotive Marketing Roundtable .

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  5. New online tracking device is virtually impossible to blockRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Clarks Hometown News Patriot

    Update: After this article was published, YouPorn contacted us to say it had removed AddThis technology from its website, saying that the website was "completely unaware that AddThis contained a tracking software that had the potential to jeopardize the privacy of our users." A spokeswoman for the German digital marketer Ligatus also said that is no longer running its test of canvas fingerprinting, and that it has no plans to use it in the future.

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  6. The Consumer Journey: Content as CompassRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | CMSWire

    ... minds of consumers, regardless of where they are in the selling cycle. Scott Allan is chief marketing officer for AddThis, the leading content engagement platform that enhances paid, earned and owned media strategies. AddThis tools are used by over ...

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  7. 4 Tips to Increase Site Speed, ConversionsRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | Target Marketing Magazine

    ... Tools. If you need a lot of social widget options for your audience, consider using solutions like Shareaholic and AddThis, which provide a starting ground for minimizing the disruption caused by integrating with multiple third-party sites. No, ...

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  8. The secret software spying on YOU every time you visit government websitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2014 | IcNetwork

    But local authorities in Wales insist it's only there to ensure that web visitors are getting what they want The Welsh Government, the National Assembly and councils around the country all use software built by Virginia-based firm AddThis.

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  9. Canvas fingerprinting: Why ad tech's latest shiny object is pure troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | VentureBeat

    ... WhiteHouse.gov to adult sites) were unwittingly using canvas fingerprinting. Most of this scare can be attributed to AddThis, a social bookmarking service that allows people to favorite and share sites. Since canvas fingerprinting details have come ...

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  10. Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn site are shadow buddiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2014 | Examiner.com

    ... things about them their best friends don't know. Canvas fingerprinting is a 2012 creation , and a company called AddThis developed the nasty code which 95 percent of users are latching onto. It's particularly hard to get rid of, forget AdBlock Plus ...

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  11. AddThis Q2 Content Engagement Report Identifies Scrolling as a Key...Read the original story

    Aug 11, 2014 | Business Wire

    AddThis today announced the results of its quarterly content engagement and social sharing analysis of online behavior trends across the open Web.

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  12. Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it isRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | VentureBeat

    ... released their report on the tracking tool that comes from a little-known software company in Virginia called AddThis and several others firms, including Canadian-based dating site Plentyoffish.com. The AddThis homepage blares: "Get more traffic ...

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  13. Therea s basically no such thing as privacy on the Internet anymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2014 | The Washington Post

    ... fingerprinting had done so by incorporating a third-party element into theirWeb sites. The primary product of AddThis is sharing tools - an easy-to-add component that Web site developers can incorporate on their sites that allow visitors to easily ...

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

    Jul 25, 2014 | 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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  15. 'Canvas fingerprinting' online tracking is sneaky but easy to haltRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | 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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  16. Canvas Fingerprinting Takes Web Tracking Up a NotchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | 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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  17. Sneaky New Tactics May be Tracking You OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2014 | 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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  18. Sneaky new tactics may be tracking you onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2014 | CBS News

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

    Jul 22, 2014 | 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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  20. Share Button, Web Site Plug-Ins can be used to Track You against Your WillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2014 | 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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