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HOW are Google tracking me?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Brian Alexander, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Brian Alexander

    Brian Alexander Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I'm trying too create Youtube accounts in bulk.

    Here's my setup:
    I use Firefox with the FoxyProxy plugin and a bunch of IP's.
    I use the Firefox Random Agent Spoofer plugin, with the following settings:
    {
    Random browser profile:
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    Headers:
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    Options:
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    }


    After each account creation attempt I do the following:
    - Close down FireFox
    - Run CCleaner and clear:
    {
    - DNS cache
    - Temporary files
    - All Firefox data
    - Adobe Flash player data
    }
    Open up Firefox again, change proxy through FoxyProxy
    The Random Agent Spoofer plugin automatically assigns me a new browser profile.


    However; every time I attempt to create a new Google account I get asked to verify my phone number after which the number is denied.

    It is very obvious that Google somehow are tracking me between each session as I am entirely certain that neither the proxies nor the phone numbers are the problem.

    So I guess my question is: How are Google tracking me and what am I doing wrong
     
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    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Check your browser here: https://panopticlick.eff.org/

    If you have a unique signature then you can change all you want, they still know it's you.
     
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    I never heard of browser fingerprinting, thanks a lot of telling us about it! :)
     
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  5. Brian Alexander

    Brian Alexander Regular Member UnGagged Attendee

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    I understand, but how would they know it is "me" if I change my fingerprint every time? I mean, they can identify me as "a new user", but they shouldn't be able to identify me as "me", should they?
    I don't mind having a unique fingerprint as a whole since I change up after the session has ended.
    I mean, my goal is to create zero "links" between each of my sessions.

    Sorry, I should have specified.
    I'm well aware of browser fingerprinting, my issue is with Google specifically :)
     
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    short answer: by disabling everything (plugins, APIs, local storage etc) you are literally screaming: "I am trying to hide something!!!!!!". That's why Google punishes you :)
    Furthermore, having those things disabled creates an additional extremely unique fingerprint. It would take too long to explain how that works but here's an article which explains the principle taking canvas fingerprinting as an example.

    I would also recommend this article as it dives much deeper into the so-called 'hardware fingerprints' which RAS cannot hide. If you are too lazy to read, just download and test http://multiloginapp.com/ , read its documentation for some tips.

    Also, I am not aware whether Google actually tries circumventing Random Agent Spoofer or not but it is relatively easy to do. Websites can reveal real fingerprints hidden behind RAS with a few tricks.
     
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    Browser fingerprints are not related to browser sessions.
     
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    Aaric Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i will add
    it does not change even if you reinstall OS and update browser
     
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