Many New Yorkers don’t place a particularly high value on their private data – from fingerprints to social security numbers – having proven willing to give away such details in return for a literal, edible cookies.
Recently a lawsuit was filed against Walt Disney’s internet subsidiary and some of its partners as well. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/17/flash_cookie_lawsuit/ At issue is the use of a special kind of cookie that is used in conjunction with Adobe Flash. These “supercookies” are called Local Shared Objects or LSOs for short. LSOs are not deleted when you use