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Source: Computer User - Posted by Jen Olson   
Government At a time when federal regulators are pushing commercial Web sites to adopt the "fair information practices," only three percent of federal Web sites currently adhere to their own standards, according to a new report. The report, drafted by the General . . . At a time when federal regulators are pushing commercial Web sites to adopt the "fair information practices," only three percent of federal Web sites currently adhere to their own standards, according to a new report. The report, drafted by the General Accounting Office (GAO), found that while all 65 of the federal Web sites surveyed collected personal identifying information from visitors, only 22 percent disclosed that they might allow third-party "cookies"--small text files used to track a users' Web surfing habits--and that 14 percent actually allowed their placement.

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