A heads up for #computer #privacy.

I’ve  been using the EFF’s excellent “Privacy badger” to block third party cookies. Firefox quietly de-installed it.

Naughty naughty.

I’ve reinstalled it and suggest you do likewise.


First party cookies, such as google uses, are a fee for service. You search for data, they know you searched.

Third party cookies are more like vampires or parasites. “Lamprey cookies?” They get the benefit but give you very little.

Author: Amelia

A mild-mannered professor of computer science in real-life, I remove my glasses in the evening to become, well, a mild-mannered author in my alternate reality. I mostly write sweet romantic fiction, although with an occasional science-fiction or paranormal angle thrown in. I have interests in history, mathematics (D'oh), and cryptography. I'm also something of an Anglophile, and know that country pretty well. In addition to writing, research, and more writing, I volunteer with the scouts. I'm something of a nature-nut, enjoying long walks in the country with almost ultra-light gear, boating, and identifying wildlife.

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