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Wired: PrivacyX Browser Boomerangs

Sep 29, 1999, 16:40 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Glave)

"The Canadian firm yanked its Web browser earlier this month after it evidently tried to cover up a problem with the service that exposed users' identifying information..."

"Goldberg, chief scientist for PrivacyX competitor Zero Knowledge Systems, built a demonstration page to show that the software could reveal a user's IP address."

"PrivacyX responded that it had fixed the problem. But Goldberg shot back that the firm had not fixed it at all, but simply tweaked its software to foil his demonstration instead..."

"With an apparent snub at Goldberg, the company on Tuesday invited cryptographers to bring the browser back under an as-yet-unspecified open source license."

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