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Adblock Plus: We can stop canvas fingerprinting, the ‘unstoppable’ new browser tracking technique

24
Jul
2014

Canvas fingerprinting is a completely new way of tracking users online for advertising purposes, and reports detailing it claim it’s rather difficult to bypass. Even Adblock Plus users can’t escape canvas fingerprinting, but the company explained on its blog there is a way to deal with it, and with cookies for that matter, using its browser plugin. Canvas fingerprinting is basically a smart way of combining data obtained with help of a web browser to create profiles and then track them online. However, because the data gathered includes graphic drivers, browser version, operating system and – maybe – “some settings like ClearType,” canvas fingerprinting may not be so efficient at tracking users of websites that have high traffic. Adblock says

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