Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Archive for July 31st, 2011

Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged

Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ “incognito” functions.

This is super sketchy. Spotify and Hulu have both cut their ties with KISSMetrics (the company responsible), but more sites almost certainly use it.