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Adobe Rolls Out Privacy Controls In Flash Player 10.3 63

Posted by Soulskill
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adeelarshad82 writes "Adobe has released Flash Player 10.3, which includes enhanced privacy controls for how your activity is tracked online. Users can now clear local storage — sometimes known as 'Flash cookies' — on versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Flash cookies, or local shared objects, made headlines last year when the Federal Trade Commission released a report that called on browser makers to include a 'do not track' option in their products. The FTC also mentioned Adobe because it said the cookies gathered by Flash are collected regardless of the browser's settings."
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Adobe Rolls Out Privacy Controls In Flash Player 10.3

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  • Flush (Score:5, Informative)

    by conner_bw (120497) * on Friday May 13, 2011 @04:00PM (#36121690) Homepage Journal

    I first took notice of these abominable cookies last year when I read an article about the Evercookie [slashdot.org].

    At the time I freaked out and found Flush [machacks.tv] for OSX. I've been using it ever since.

    Flash Cookies are appended with `.sol`

    Linux:

    ~/.macromedia/Flash_Player/#SharedObjects/

    Mac OS X:

    ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects
    ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/macromedia.com/support/flashplayer/sys

    Windows:

    %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\
      %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys\

    In my spare time I play sudoko [sudokurush.com].

    Terrible.

  • 64-bit (Score:4, Informative)

    by cratermoon (765155) on Friday May 13, 2011 @06:33PM (#36122888) Homepage
    Still no official support for 64-bit platforms. That Nov 2010 release of 'Square' is the only thing that works on my Firefox 4 64-bit build with Snow Leopard.

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