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"“There’s a Whac-A-Mole game that’s started in earnest,” said Aleecia McDonald, director of privacy at Stanford’s Center for Internet & Society."
"One aim of the Cookie Clearinghouse initiative at Stanford is to provide tools that prevent a company like Facebook from following users around the Web just because they chose to log into the social network, privacy researcher Jonathan Mayer pointed out." Read more about Stale Cookies: How companies are tracking you online today
"In an interview for this piece, the CCH’s new director, Aleecia McDonald, responded unequivocally, “The Cookie Clearinghouse approach does not block ads.” She continued, “The ideal online experience lets privacy-concerned users protect their privacy, and lets users who want a richly customized online experience gain those benefits. Rather than either/or, we are trying for both/and.”" Read more about The Hands in the Cookie Jar
"McDonald said today that even if browsers block third-party cookies, companies can still serve online ads that don't rely on data collected across more than one site. “Advertising's not going away,” she said in response to a question about how publishers will be able to monetize sites. But, she added, certain online ad models might need to be revamped. “The idea of surveillance sales is probably going to have to be replaced by the idea of permission marketing,” she said." Read more about Mozilla: Ad Networks Have No 'Constitutional Right' To Set Cookies