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Thursday, December 29

NSA Web Site Spies On You

NSA Web Site Places 'Cookies' on Computers

The NSA claims it made a mistake when it was discovered that cookies (files placed on a visitors computer to track their activity) from the NSA website didn't expire until 2035.

"Don Weber, an NSA spokesman, said in a statement Wednesday that the cookie use resulted from a recent software upgrade. Normally, the site uses temporary, permissible cookies that are automatically deleted when users close their Web browsers, he said, but the software in use shipped with persistent cookies already on.

"After being tipped to the issue, we immediately disabled the cookies," he said."

Since the NSA has been caught illegally spying on people recently. I hardly believe that the cookies are inadvertant.

"In a 2003 memo, the White House's Office of Management and Budget prohibits federal agencies from using persistent cookies — those that aren't automatically deleted right away — unless there is a "compelling need.""
Ah, jebus, everything is "compelling" with this White House gang.

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