Privacy implications of email tracking

Matt Harris unicorn.consulting at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 23:41:59 UTC 2017


On 02-Oct-17 9:39 AM, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> Gervase Markham wrote on 01.10.17 18:45:
>> This blog post summarises and links to what seems to be an interesting
>> paper about email privacy and tracking:
>> https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2017/09/28/i-never-signed-up-for-this-privacy-implications-of-email-tracking/ 
>>
>>
>> I'm offline as I write so I've not had a chance to read it, but they 
>> say:
>>
>> "In Section 6.2 of the paper we survey 16 mail clients and find that a
>> patchwork of privacy features are employed, but that no setup offers
>> complete protection from the threats we identify."
>>
>> Thunderbird was one of those clients; it might be useful to look at
>> whether there are addition privacy features that could be implemented.
>
>
> Hey Gerv,
>
> thanks for the link.
>
> I've filed bug 1404748 
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1404748> to disable 
> cookies in TB.
>
> Please keep the general discussion here, and respond here, not in the 
> bug.
>
> Ben

My understanding is that oAuth does not work is cookies are disabled?  
At last it comes up in support for folk that have disabled them.

Matt
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