I'm sure you know about cookies stored on your computer, and you've heard lots of stories about how evil they are.
Well, do you know about the new "flash cookies"? They are much more dangerous because they can be used to store *a lot* of data. The default storage capacity for flash cookies is 100 kB per site (that's a lot of privacy data!), and that it is "on" be default?
Here's how you can fix this:
Go to Google, then search for "flash settings". It should be the top entry.
On the left, click on "Global Privacy Settings Panel". Click on "always deny", then confirm.
Click on "Global Storage Settings Panel". Move the slider down to zero, click on "Never Ask Again", and de-select "Allow third-party Flash content to store data on your computer".
Click on "Website Privacy Settings Panel". Delete all websites.
Do this now...
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
One of the things I haven't liked about Google Calendar is its lack of to-do list functionaly. Well, that's all fixed now thanks to Google's open concept and a company called Remember the Milk (really!).
Remember the Milk is a "web 2" application specifically designed to handle your to-do list. I looked at it a little while back and thought "That's all I need -- another to-do list." I already have a PDA, a Google Desktop to-do gadget, various pieces of paper, and Google Calendar. But now that Remember the Milk integrates with Google Calendar, well it's time to give it another shot and scrap all the other to-do lists.
Ask me in a month if I still like it...
(I wonder if Google will buy these guys and integrate it directly into the ever-expanding Google Desktop?)
Posted by Peter Beens at 12:16 PM