Re: Meta-Cookies, privacy, and encryption

Alexander Chislenko (
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 14:51:25 -0500

At 12:21 PM 2/14/97 -0600, Gregory Houston wrote:
>The meta-cookie could have general information such as name, preferred
>alias, age, sex, race, locality, interests, favorite colour,
>myers-briggs result, education, fixations and perversions, etcetera,
>etcetera. As we begin to understand the science of personalization
>better, future versions of the meta-cookie could have more useful
>I think I will go make my suggestion to Netscape and Microsoft now.

Browsers already store your network preferences.
More complex, structured profile, with personal descriptions and
preferences and rules of sharing them, as well as intelligent software
that makes use of them for your benefit, are exactly what we are doing
at Firefly now - and other companies are entering the space as well -
under the names of software agents, ACF, etc.
It sure is a promising field.

Alexander Chislenko <>
ACF theory paper: <>