The latest leak — published by the Washington Post — comes courtesy of a presentation slide that suggests cookies are also used to assist with ‘remote exploitation’ (hacking) initiatives.
So. Much. Tech.
Some of the biggest names in tech are coming to TNW Conference in Amsterdam this May.
Privacy advocates have long raised concerns of cookie-based tracking and the levels of access possible — highlighted by the record FTC fine handed to Google last year for misuse — but the fact that the technology is used for government surveillance brings more pressing concerns over how cookies are used and regulated.
➤ NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking [Washington Post]
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