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Web Upgrade HTML 5 May Weaken Privacy

     
12:06 pm on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Interesting take on HTML5 from a mainstream news outlet:

New Web Code Draws Concern Over Risks to Privacy [nytimes.com]
In the next few years, a powerful new suite of capabilities will become available to Web developers that could give marketers and advertisers access to many more details about computer users' online activities. Nearly everyone who uses the Internet will face the privacy risks that come with those capabilities, which are an integral part of the Web language that will soon power the Internet: HTML 5.
3:23 pm on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Oh noes. The sky is falling.
3:57 pm on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Techno should be innovative but for human benefits only rather invading privacy. How to learn HTML 5 online? How could we take its benefits from creating more focused & traffic based ads? How could we contribute more with HTMK 5? That shuld be our aim youngsters! Explore!
3:59 pm on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Who needs cookies when every browser has its own database?
7:05 pm on Oct 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

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This explains why Steve Jobs is pushing HTML 5 heavily on all the iDevices so they can get rid of iPrivacy.
10:31 am on Oct 12, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Yep, expect large commercial sites to be requesting access to all your location data and personal information in order to carry out simple, unrelated tasks like browsing products or getting customer support, and for the masses to suck it down without any question.
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Just in case anyone else noticed that the article failed to name this terrifying new technology, it is very likely referring to the Web Storage API, which has been around for a while now.