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Ironically, a trusty online privacy feature can now be reworked into a “super cookie” that tracks you like a bloodhound. Any respectable Web browser has a “privacy mode,” a clean slate without the tiny bits of information (cookies) that identify you to websites. Google Chrome has “incognito.” Mozilla’s Firefox has “private window.”
But there’s a chink in privacy mode’s armor. A software developer in London has discovered a string of code that can carry over from your regular session into private mode, rendering privacy mode somewhat useless.

Source: CNN Money

Date: January 9, 2015

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1) The article suggests that in order to remain private online you dedicate one browser for just this purpose. How feasible is this approach?

2) You are the CIO of a medium-sized company (150 employees) that is information intensive. What does this mean for your organization?

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