|log (2000/09/01 to 2000/09/07)|
Thursday, September 7, 2000
A few (more) privacy-related links today.
Richard Smith (in his new guise as "The Privacy Foundation") reports on Microsoft Word Documents that "Phone Home":
These tracking abilities might be used in any number of ways. In most cases, the reader of a particular document will not know that the document is bugged, or that the Web bug is surreptitiously sending identifying information back through the Internet.
Microsoft's response is a little odd, or perhaps disingenuous: they say "lots of other software can snoop on your in the same way, and besides you can always turn cookies off", whereas in fact the problem has very little to do with cookies, and the real crux of t