Over on CNET, Chris Soghoian has helpfully pointed out
some new developments in the way that both WhiteHouse.gov and YouTube are delivering online video. Here's a quick summary of recent changes:
- The most recent batch of videos posted on WhiteHouse.gov do not use an embedded YouTube video player. Instead, the White House is using its own embedded Flash video player and apparently leveraging the Akamai content delivery network to serve videos. No persistent cookies are involved.
- YouTube now offers the choice of embedding any video on another site with "delayed cookies." Using this option means that an embedded video player will not set a persistent cookie on the video viewer's computer until the viewer actually clicks on the YouTube video player.
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