Company Bypasses Cookie-Deleting Consumers - This is great. A company makes a piece of spyware that tries to prevent you from deleting your own cookies. Check out the quote from the founder/CEO:
Mookie Tanembaum, founder and chief executive of United Virtualities, says the company is trying to help consumers by preventing them from deleting cookies that help website operators deliver better services.
“The user is not proficient enough in technology to know if the cookie is good or bad, or how it works,” Tanembaum said.
(Emphasis added.) What a joke. It’s such a pain to even find the tool to delete cookies — no one would seek it out unless they were both proficient and motivated.
This seems like a great reason to delete Flash to me. Macromedia, you might want to get on this. (I spoke too soon — Macromedia has already responded. See the comment below as well.)
On the other hand, it’s a cool and amazing stat that 58% of web users have deleted cookies. What does that say about consumer demand for privacy?