Not too long ago, we here at Giz Asks contemplated what might happen if the entire internet shut down at once. One imaginative stumbling block, in playing out the implications of that scenario, was… Open at source
4 min read · Apr 9th · Google has created a new tracking mechanism called FLoC, put it in Chrome, and automatically turned it on for millions of users. It's bad for privacy, which is why we're now blocking it in the…
Google has created a new tracking method called FLoC, put it in Chrome, and automatically turned it on for millions of users. FLoC is bad for privacy: It puts you in a group based on your browsing history, and any website can get that group FLoC ID to target and fingerprint you.
We're disappointed that, despite the many publicly voiced concerns with FLoC that have not yet been addressed, Google is already forcing FLoC upon users without explicitly asking them to opt in.
5 min read · Mar 29th · On a leaked conference call, leaders of dark-money groups and an aide to Mitch McConnell expressed frustration with the popularity of the legislation—even among Republican voters.