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New 'Fingerprinting' Technique Can Track People Across Browsers

Researchers from Lehigh University say they have discovered a new form of device fingerprinting that can now track people across more than one browser. "From the negative perspective, people can use our cross-browser tracking to violate users' privacy by providing customized ads," assistant professor Yinzhi Cao told Ars Technica. "Our work makes the scenario even worse, because after the user switches browsers, the ads company can still recognize the user."

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