No publication has led the charge against tracking users on the web harder than the Wall Street Journal. In their series, “What They Know,” reporters like Julia Angwin laid out the next generation of super-cookies and digital fingerprinting schemes. Much of it was fascinating, although as I wrote before, it sometimes bordered on fear mongering, positioning basic web architecture like cookies as some nefarious plot.
It’s nice to see Ms. Angwin isn’t afraid to cover her own bosses when they make similar moves. As she reported last night:
But she’s hardly her usual self. The post is not part of the “What They Know” series, nor, as Daily Intel points out, does it use terms like “snooping,” “prying eyes” or “arms race”, to describe the changes, which include a move to track mobile device IDs.
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