I Know Where You've Been

Jeremiah Grossman — “I updated the blog template to display some proof-of-concept browser history stealing JavaScript code. On the right side column notice the "I know where you've been" heading. Below that, if your using Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape or Safari, you should see a bunch of links to websites you've been to. Don't worry, I'm […]

Jeremiah Grossman — “I updated the blog template to display some proof-of-concept browser history stealing JavaScript code. On the right side column notice the "I know where you've been" heading. Below that, if your using Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape or Safari, you should see a bunch of links to websites you've been to. Don't worry, I'm not capturing this data, only you can see it, though it does prove a point. This trick probably works in Internet Explorer, though I haven't tried to port the code to find out for sure. I wonder how long until the marketers start using this for additional visitor profiling. Feel free to view-source and find the trick.”

In another demonstration of the technique, a web developer who goes by the moniker "Archiloque" created a neat little grid of images that change their appearance if you have visited certain sites:

Jeremiah Grossman | ajaxian

I Know Where You've Been