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'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

Jeremy Kirk | July 29, 2014
At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year.

AdBlock Plus can also block these kinds of JavaScript requests, but not by default, wrote Ben Williams, public relations manager for AdBlock Plus, in an email.

The extension is intended to be used with a series of filters, or lists, that enable certain kinds of blocking. Williams wrote that a user would need to install the EasyPrivacy filter. The AddThis widget would be blocked, along with any other JavaScript, he wrote.

 

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