Wired: Another Privacy Hole in IE 5.0?

“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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