Optimus Prime cookie cutter

Etsy seller Cookie Prints makes these Optimus Prime Cookie Cutters out of biodegradable PLA. Read the rest

Ninjabread cookies

Instructables user Jayefuu likes the EpicWinFTW ninjabread cookie makers, but wanted to try his hand a DIY version. Now Jayefuu has shared the results, which are damned impressive.

Ninjabread Men (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Female Ninja Attacks Foe with Weaponized Vajayjay Bubbles - Boing ... Monkey-Pirate-Robot-Ninja-Zombie: Rock Paper Scissors 9.0 - Boing ... Ninja Steve animated Fun with MPAA ratings: Non-stop Ninja Action! Is Steve Jobs a Ninja? Blood Bath Shower Gel and Ninja Coat Hooks Muggers chase victim into crowd of ass-kicking ninjas Read the rest

Evercookie: a tracking browser cookie you can't delete

Samy Kamkar, an open source developer whose motto is "think bad, do good" has released an API called "evercookie." Evercookie sets a nigh-undeletable tracking cookie in your browser, storing the information in eight separate ways; if you try to delete it but leave even one copy of the data around, it will repopulate itself using that last shred. Evercookies can even spread between browsers on the same system. The point of the project is to show that browsers are lagging behind privacy-invaders when it comes to cookie management, and to spur the organizations that publish browsers into creating better tools for privacy management.
"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."

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.

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