[tor-talk] How can the video play in TBB without plagins?

Joe Btfsplk joebtfsplk at gmx.com
Mon Mar 26 17:40:40 UTC 2012

On 3/26/2012 12:10 PM, Seth David Schoen wrote:
> TBB deletes cookies when you quit it... It's true that Google can use 
> cookies to track a particular Tor user within a TBB session, including 
> from one Google site to another.
Thanks for the input.  My point exactly.  Most users aren't going to 
completely close TBB after visiting google sites.  I imagine even a very 
large % of Tor users, much less avg internet users, have ever read 
Google's new privacy policy, have any idea of their capability to track 
users, etc.  Your point is well taken, but I doubt a majority of TBB 
users will close the browser, after they leave a google site & make sure 
that all google cookies are deleted (ALL google pages & probably sites 
linked from google pages).

One could use some cookie mgr addon that allows for temporary cookies, 
that are deleted when a web PAGE is closed, but most won't do that either.
Of course, this may be the least of worries for users of TBB or any 
other anonymity software / methods.  I assume at this point, TBB devs 
aren't concerned about google (or any other) tracking cookies, or else 
TBB wouldn't come w/ cookies enabled by default.  I'm not sure why they 
wouldn't be concerned - maybe there's good reason.  I don't know the 
answer to that.

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