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

    11 hrs ago | 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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  2. Canvas fingerprinting: White House and porn site are shadow buddiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 23 | 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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  3. AddThis Q2 Content Engagement Report Identifies Scrolling as a Key...Read the original story

    Monday Aug 11 | 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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  4. Canvas fingerprinting is tracking you, and you don't even know what it isRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 30 | 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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  5. Therea s basically no such thing as privacy on the Internet anymoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 28 | 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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  6. '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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  7. '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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. New Technology Defeats Privacy EffortsRead 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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  15. Browser 'fingerprints' track usersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | 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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  16. A New Form of Online Tracking: Canvas FingerprintingRead the original story

    Jul 22, 2014 | 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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  17. Meet the Online Tracking Device That Is Virtually Impossible to BlockRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2014 | 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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  18. 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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  19. EFF Says Its Anti-Tracking Tool Blocks New Form Of Digital FingerprintingRead the original story

    Jul 21, 2014 | 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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  20. How companies use Canvas Fingerprinting to track you onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2014 | 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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