For some time users at the skankworks.net have benefited from robust blocking technologies, so as soon as we learned about the addthis.com “Canvas API Fingerprinting” exploit we went and checked our logs.
Here’s the kind of information they are collecting when you visit a site that is using the tracking exploit:
Ironically, “dp=threatpost.com”, indicates that the website hosting an article warning users about this terribly invasive new form of tracking, was also using it themselves. Shock. Horror.
Here’s the antidote, with a new entry at number one in the skankworks.net blocking charts:
Up yours, addthis.Tweet