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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

Link (to paste into browser): http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/09/technology/security/super-cookies/index.html

Discussion

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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