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March 15, 2005

Consumers Again Focusing on Cookies as Security Problem

According to this article on ZDNet, a recent Jupiter consumer study demonstrated that consumers are increasingly viewing cookie files as a threat to their privacy and security, in part due to the inclusion of cookies in anti-spyware program searches.  In a way, this is a return to the past, where consumer attitudes about cookies (frequently driven by lack of understanding) caused many to block them, impeding legitimate uses as well.  One wonders if legislation banning cookies is next.

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