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Obama administration joins the 21st century with plans to allow cookies on federal sites

About nine years ago, the U.S. government banned the use of cookies from all of its websites. This week, the Obama administration is going forward with a reversal of the move and allowing web analytics that track users online.

While it may seem strange for the federal government to start tracking users online as it ramps up its investigation into private companies usage of behavioral targeting, it is important that the two issues be kept separate.

The administration is not asking for special priviledges but simply bringing its websites in line with common online practices. And that is a good thing.

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