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"I hope evercookie simply demonstrates to people what types of methods are being employed to track them and to decide whether or not they want to prevent those methods," he said. "evercookie took less than a day to create for me as a security hobbyist, so I can only imagine the technology that funded developers are producing."Read the rest
Kamkar says he doesn't actually use evercookie to track people--it exists largely as a proof of concept, and he's not using technologies that are particularly bleeding edge in the developer world.
"None of these are new techniques," he told Ars, "but an API like this is awesome at raising awareness."
Of course, the mere fact that evercookie exists (and exists as an open source project that anyone can use) means that there will be some evil Web developers who make use of it, but that's almost the point. We're supposed to be scared.