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Drug slang A regional term for crack
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Vox populi—US Any of various small, usually flat sweet cakes; biscuit in the UK
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Supercookies are tracking mechanisms that do not rely on traditional browser cookies to store user browsing data.
Because they are not deleted in the same way as traditional browser cookies, even users who attempt to delete web tracking objects often miss them.
Take a recent example of e-commerce giant's use of Internet browser cookies to determine the shopping attitudes of its customers.
Do not accept browser cookies. Set up a secondary e-mail account to protect the primary address from vendors.
Department of Energy's Computer Incident Advisory Capability released a study on cookies, in which it stated that, "The vulnerability of systems to damage or snooping using Web browser cookies is essentially nonexistent."
Browser cookies are often seen by many as presenting privacy concerns because they may store information about your web browsing habits or history.
These browser cookies have been around since the early 90's.
Narang identified the first vulnerability as being the presence of an "SSL cookie without [a] secure flag set," leaving a user's web browser cookies exposed and their account susceptible to hijacking.
Google, Facebook, and countless ad serving platforms have a goldmine of data, tracking what we search for, what we like, and even how long we stay on a page, using a combination of web browser cookies and other tracking methods.