[tbb-dev] FWD: privacy/security guidance docs for W3C groups
gk at torproject.org
Wed Apr 29 13:04:13 UTC 2015
> That said, I think the draft conflates fingerprinting and linkability a
> distinction we should keep as it helps us structuring the tracking
> landscape in a meaningful way. This can be seen in 3.3 and 5.4 which is
> actually the thing we describe as linkability. If that is in the scope
> of the draft, too, maybe it should be "Tracking Guidance" and not
> "Fingerprinting Guidance". The difference between linkability and
> fingerprinting can sometimes even be found in the text itself:
> "Fingerprinting also allows for tracking across origins:
> different sites may be able to combine information about a single user
> origins, because the fingerprinting is relatively unique and the same
> for all origins."
> But then on the other hand there are things like
> "Passive fingerprinting would trivially include
I just saw that I always forgot to add "identifier" before "linkability"
in my feedback. My bad. So, my criticism was that the draft does not
differentiate between linkability by fingerprinting and linkability by
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