Cookie crumble contest

The cyber-law department of the Harvard university decided to start a youtube video contest about cookies (the HTTP browser ones).

Why are they doing this?

Most people know cookies as a treat best enjoyed with milk. When it comes to web cookies, however, many users want to know more:

  • What is a cookie?
  • How do cookies work?
  • How can cookies be used?
  • How is the data from cookies used with data collected in other ways, including from third parties?
  • How can cookies be misused?
  • What options does a user have to manage cookies and their use?

We want them to know more too, and we don’t think they’ll learn it from disclosure statements in 8-point type or IN ALL-CAPS. We want to foster easy-to-understand explanations and critical discussion.

At this time there are 23 videos trying to explain what cookies are, what benefit there are and where the danger lies.
I will show you my favorites distributed over future postings.. But here the first

Source: Boing Boing TV (miro link)


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