Reading assignment: Cranor 5, 6, 7, 11, 12; Millett paper
1. Download and try at least two P3P user agents (for example, Privacy Bird, IE6, Netscape 7 -- see http://www.w3.org/P3P/implementations for other choices). Summarize the similarities and differences between the two user agents. Indicate particular features that you thought were easy to understand and use, as well as those that were not.
2. The Millett paper includes a critique of cookie functionality in several web browsers. Perform a similar analysis for a more recent web browser (perhaps one of the browsers you examined for question 1).
3. Do a Google search for allinurl: access_log to find web sites that publish their access log's for all to see. Find an active access log (with entries from February 2004) and find the entry for your visit to that site. Cut and paste that entry into your homework and also give the URL for that access log. What is revealed about you and/or your computer from this log entry?
Telephone industry - Verizon, AT&T, Cingular
Free email providers - Yahoo!, MSN, Catholic Online
Apparel retailers - Victoria's Secrets, Gap, Nordstrom
News - New York Times, CNN, USAToday