reply to Noah Vail
Re: Google to Mandate User Tracking - No Opt Out Well I do not have an Android phone so I do not have that particual issue.
Plus I do use Google apps for email etc. Yet when I do not wished to be traced just logout so no issue there either.
So do not buy an Android phone and do not login on a PC if wish anonymous. Or if want to say keep your Youtube use separate from gmail make two accounts. There is always a way around it.
said by nonymous:Yes, because the session and cookies are the only thing that can identify a user...
Yet when I do not wished to be traced just logout so no issue there either.
A user can be traced though various methods. IP addresses don't change like during the days of dialup. And even if they do they are usually within a /22 to /20 block. Then you have browser signatures which are more or less unique. But chances of them being unique within that block are fairly high.
Log off from account 1 and login to account 2 from the same IP and with the same browser signature... linking the two accounts is trivial, can also link to your "logged out" activity.
In my time the consumer was king. Now the shareholder is...
Sad, sad, sad.