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Brave - Messing with fingerprinting


In an earlier blog post, I discussed fingerprinting as technique used to track internet browers. Fingerprinting is a technique used to identify individual internet browsers (and therefore individuals using browsers) by learning a lot about your browser, such as your operating system, the size of your browser window, details about your computer hardware, and calling that a "fingerprint".

Fingerprinting is subtle and harder to stop. Most fingerprint blocking techniques involve trying to make each browser's fingerprint look the same. The internet browser company Brave (see link) however is fighting fingerprinting by randomizing fingerprinting data (see link). The effect will make a browser look different between websites and even browsing sessions, and thus prevent trackers from following you.

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