The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild | Acar, Eubank, Englehardt, Juarez, Narayanan, Diaz

Gunes Acar, Christian Eubank, Steven Englehardt, Marc Juarez, Arvind Narayanan, Claudia Diaz; The Web never forgets: Persistent tracking mechanisms in the wild; In Proceedings of the Conference on Computer & Communication Security (CCS); 2014-11, draft of 2014-07-24; landing.

Separately noted.

The first book written about Millennials made a lot of terrible predictions | Vox

The first book written about Millennials made a lot of terrible predictions; ; In Vox; 2014-07-26.

tl;dr => of the rebuttal: not proven
In fact a plurality-to-majority of the clipart factoid evidence marshalled supports the theory.

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HTML5 Canvas Fingerprint — Widely Used Unstoppable Web Tracking Technology | The Hacker News

HTML5 Canvas Fingerprint — Widely Used Unstoppable Web Tracking Technology; Mohit Kumar; In The Hacker News; 2014-07-23.

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Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization | Paul Ohm

Paul Ohm; Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of Anonymization; U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 9-12; UCLA Law Review, Vol. 57, p. 1701, 2010; 2009-08-13; 77 pages.

Abstract

Computer scientists have recently undermined our faith in the privacy-protecting power of anonymization, the name for techniques for protecting the privacy of individuals in large databases by deleting information like names and social security numbers. These scientists have demonstrated they can often ‘reidentify’ or ‘deanonymize’ individuals hidden in anonymized data with astonishing ease. By understanding this research, we will realize we have made a mistake, labored beneath a fundamental misunderstanding, which has assured us much less privacy than we have assumed. This mistake pervades nearly every information privacy law, regulation, and debate, yet regulators and legal scholars have paid it scant attention. We must respond to the surprising failure of anonymization, and this Article provides the tools to do so.