Friday, August 7, 2009

White House to Begin Tracking Web Browsing

White House to Begin Tracking Web Browsing
A policy change under review by the White House would allow the federal government to begin tracking Internet traffic on its Web sites. Since 2000, government Web sites have been banned from using cookies, which are identifying codes collected when a computer visits a Web site. When the computer returns, the Web site remembers the previous visits. The ban was enacted as a privacy protection. Since then, using cookies has become more common, and two weeks ago the White House announced plans to overturn the policy.
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