Friday, January 15, 2010

Nice copy paste trick

Try this. Open up MS word or notepad or any text editor.

Then go to any of several websites. For this trick we'll use http://www.wired.com/

You'll see a list of articles. Open one.

Now pick a paragraph and select one or two words anywhere in the paragraph and copy paste it to your text editor. Nothing unexpected happened. Ok select a longer block of text. Go from 6 to 7 to 8 or more words. Copy paste it. What do you see?

Explanation and possible dangers in the link below.
in reference to: Slashdot Your Rights Online Story | Tynt Insight Is Watching You Cut and Paste (view on Google Sidewiki)

update: works with firefox, doesnt seem to work on IE

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