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[liberationtech] Anonymous blogger outed by analytics signature

Peter Thoenen peter.thoenen at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 16 10:20:30 PST 2011


Known issue and resolved:

Firefox -https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/customizegoogle/ [tell it to set a new random anonymous analytic cookie every session] 

Chrome - http://sourceforge.net/projects/chromeprivacy/ [doesn't do it as well but does the job]

Everybody Else - SOL



>________________________________
>From: Graham Webster <g at gwbstr.com>
>To: Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
>Cc: liberationtech at lists.stanford.edu
>Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 7:31 AM
>Subject: Re: [liberationtech] Anonymous blogger outed by analytics signature
>
>Jacob,
>
>I think this is a little different, unless I'm misunderstanding. I wasn't especially clear before. What the article talks about is a sloppiness on the part of a blogger who wishes to remain anonymous but shares a Google Analytics account among the "anonymous" and other sites. So, the Google unique identifier is shared as well.
>
>This just caught my eye as something that people are not usually reminded NOT to do when trying to write anonymously. 
>
>Graham
>
>On Nov 16, 2011, at 12:26 PM, Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>
>> On 11/16/2011 08:34 AM, Graham Webster wrote:
>>> Hi Libtech,
>>> 
>>> Thought it would be worth pointing out this article that reports it's
>>> possible in some cases to determine who runs a site because of shared
>>> analytics signatures. The writer notes that this risk isn't found in
>>> guides to anonymous blogging he consulted.
>>> 
>>> http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/11/goog-analytics-anony-bloggers/all/1
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
>> Hi Graham,
>> 
>> Torbutton covers this exact issue:
>> https://www.torproject.org/torbutton/en/design/index.html
>> 
>> All the best,
>> Jacob
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