National Security Agency breaks cookie rules

THE US information systems watchdog, the National Security Agency has been breaking its own policy on cookies by posting them onto the hard-drives of visitors to its site.
The cookie distribution suddenly stopped when it was rumbled by a privacy activist and the Associated Press.

A sheepish NSA spokesman said that the agency had recently had a software upgrade and that created a new cookie-producing facility. The cookie that was placed on web surfers’ hard-drive carried a 2035 expiration date, so it was supposed to be there for a long time.

The NSA should have been instituting a policy banning long-term cookies on web surfers’ hard drives since June 2000.

The spokesNSA said that before the software upgrade, the outfit did install a cookie but that would self-destruct when users closed their browsers.

News source: theinquirer


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