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Jay man charged with failing to stop for police

LIVERMORE FALLS — A Jay man ended up in trouble with the law early Friday when he failed to stop for a police officer until a passenger grabbed the steering wheel and turned the car into a snowbank on High Street. Officer Devon Bohacik arrested Samuel Farrington, 27, on misdemeanor c…

Jay man charged with failing to stop for police

LIVERMORE FALLS — A Jay man ended up in trouble with the law early Friday when he failed to stop for a police officer until a passenger grabbed the steering wheel and turned the car into a snowbank on High Street. Officer Devon Bohacik arrested Samuel Farrington, 27, on misdemeanor c…

Wilton man pleads not guilty to murder, ordered to psychiatric center for observation

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man pleaded not guilty Friday to killing his grandmother, Joanne Goodreau, 67, on Dec. 20 at the home they shared on Weld Road in Wilton. Dana Craney, 22, is accused of bludgeoning his grandmother to death with a hammer while she slept, and then dragging her bod…

Wilton man pleads not guilty to murder, ordered to psychiatric center for observation

FARMINGTON — A Wilton man pleaded not guilty Friday to killing his grandmother, Joanne Goodreau, 67, on Dec. 20 at the home they shared on Weld Road in Wilton. Dana Craney, 22, is accused of bludgeoning his grandmother to death with a hammer while she slept, and then dragging her bod…

Fixing Verizon’s Supercookie

New submitter ferro lad sends a story about Verizon’s so-called supercookie, a unique identifier they add to web traffic going across their network to help advertisers target their ads better. A new article at Slate demonstrates how Verizon could fix the identifier so that ad companies would have a harder time misusing it — something they’ve already been shown to do. “…with just a tiny amount of effort, Verizon could maintain its current business while substantially preventing the misuse of its UID headers.” Of course, for privacy-conscious users, the ability to get rid of them altogether would be preferable. Fortunately, Verizon now says users will soon have the ability to opt out of the identifiers. Previously, users could opt out of having their data shared with advertisers, but the unique identifier itself remained with their web traffic. It’s not a complete solution — the tracking should be opt-in to begin with — but it’s a step in the right direction.

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Fixing Verizon’s Supercookie

New submitter ferro lad sends a story about Verizon’s so-called supercookie, a unique identifier they add to web traffic going across their network to help advertisers target their ads better. A new article at Slate demonstrates how Verizon could fix the identifier so that ad companies would have a harder time misusing it — something they’ve already been shown to do. “…with just a tiny amount of effort, Verizon could maintain its current business while substantially preventing the misuse of its UID headers.” Of course, for privacy-conscious users, the ability to get rid of them altogether would be preferable. Fortunately, Verizon now says users will soon have the ability to opt out of the identifiers. Previously, users could opt out of having their data shared with advertisers, but the unique identifier itself remained with their web traffic. It’s not a complete solution — the tracking should be opt-in to begin with — but it’s a step in the right direction.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








Chesterville man sentenced to nine years in prison for meth operation

FARMINGTON — A Chesterville man was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison with all but 18 months suspended for his part in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation, according to Franklin County Superior Court documents. Jason Fowler, 40, will be on probation for three years aft…

Chesterville man sentenced to nine years in prison for meth operation

FARMINGTON — A Chesterville man was sentenced Thursday to nine years in prison with all but 18 months suspended for his part in a methamphetamine manufacturing operation, according to Franklin County Superior Court documents. Jason Fowler, 40, will be on probation for three years aft…

NMCC earns state SHAPE award

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine —¬†Northern Maine Community College has earned a state award for its record of safety as well as its policies, procedures and training dealing with safety issues. Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette presented the award to NMCC President Tim Crowley and members of the College safety committee during a …

Verizon will allow customers to opt out of insidious tracking tool

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Verizon will allow users to opt out of what’s called a “unique identifier header” or UIDH, a digital ID that’s used to track its customers’ browsing behavior.

Security researchers are voicing concerns about a “zombie cookie” exploit of the Verizon Wireless UIDH that can continue to follow users even after they’ve tried to delete it.

Verizon’s UIDH is used for targeted advertising. The company originally stated users can opt of the UIDH’s use for some purposes, but the identifier itself cannot be deleted

The problem: Even if a user deletes tracking cookies, it’s possible for third parties to exploit the UIDH to undelete those trackers without a users’ (or even Verizon’s) consent, according to experts and news reports. It’s called a zombie cookie. Read more…

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