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Is browser fingerprinting a viable technique for identifying anonymous users?

Is browser fingerprinting a sufficient method for uniquely identifying anonymous users? What if you incorporate biometric data like mouse gestures or typing patterns? The other day I ran into the ...
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How can I avoid using my own name in the identifiers, packages, or namespaces of open sources projects I create?

I do a lot of development in my own time. These projects I work on are all just for fun and learning (so far). I commonly do Java development with Maven but I have also been known to dabble in .NET ...
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What is the rationale behind entering email twice for registration? [duplicate]

Many web sites ask users to enter their email address twice, sometimes taking the trouble to disable copy-pasting. What is the logic behind this? Is this e.g. a security measure?
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how to store online status

I'm developing realtime web chat using pubsub pattern. To be concrete I'm using python and tornado-redis on back end and websockets (WS) (tornado) on front end. I have WS connection open and close ...