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Adobe Rolls Out Privacy Controls In Flash Player 10.3 63

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) Journal

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

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

    Flash Cookies are appended with `.sol`



    Mac OS X:

    ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/#SharedObjects
    ~/Library/Preferences/Macromedia/Flash Player/


    %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\
      %APPDATA%\Macromedia\Flash Player\\support\flashplayer\sys\

    In my spare time I play sudoko [].


  • 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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