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Wired: Another Privacy Hole in IE 5.0?

Apr 16, 1999, 20:37 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Oakes)

"The feature was discovered during an audit of Wired Digital server logs ... A Microsoft spokesperson said that the company is investigating the issue."

"The feature was introduced to let Web sites 'brand' a user's bookmarks -- called Favorites in Internet Explorer terminology -- by allowing sites to insert a logo next to the bookmarked page in the browser's Favorites menu.

The company acknowledges the feature on a page for Web site developers. But most users are not aware of what's going on behind the scenes."

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