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 June 3, 2011  Breaches, Online

More coverage of a study mentioned previously on this blog.  Stewart Mitchell reports:

Three-quarters of websites directly leak private information to third-party trackers, according to a study.

The study by the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the US looked at 120 popular websites and found that 75% leaked information – including email addresses, physical addresses, and the unique configuration of a user’s web browser.

The news comes as lawmakers on both side of the Atlantic investigate the way cookies are regulated, but according to the researchers the problem goes further than tracking cookies.

Read more on PC Pro.

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