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Your Web Surfing History is Accessible (Without Your Permission) Via JavaScript

December 2, 2010

an image of JavaScript The web surfing history saved in your web browser can be accessed without your permission. JavaScript code deployed by real websites and online advertising providers use browser vulnerabilities to determine which sites you have and have not visited, according to new research from computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego. Full Story

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