Announcements
Planned Site Maintenance
Due to scheduled maintenance, account creation for new Community users will be unavailable 11 a.m. Eastern October 23, 2020 – October 24, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience.
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
Showing results for 
Show  only  | Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Community Champion

Going backwards?

Chrome, Safari, and Opera have had a setting to disable the hyperlink auditing ping, which is a way for advertisers to track you and your activity, and, particularly, your response to advertising.  (Firefox has set this off by default for some time.)

 

Now, for some reason, Chrome, Safari, and Opera are removing the ability to disable this tracking feature.  There are, of course, other ways to track you, but you are losing a bit more privacy ...


............
This message may or may not be governed by the terms of
http://www.noticebored.com/html/cisspforumfaq.html#Friday or
https://blogs.securiteam.com/index.php/archives/1468
2 Replies
Highlighted
Contributor III

Re: Going backwards?

Or are we seeing the educated "web consumer", so to say, taking control of their browser history and demanding the ability not to be tracked?

 

I think people are getting wise to all the "free" that the Internet brings, strings attached of course.

 

- b/eads

Highlighted
Community Champion

Re: Going backwards?

 


@rslade wrote:

Now, for some reason, Chrome, Safari, and Opera are removing the ability to disable this tracking feature.


The setting is still present in my Chrome browser, but I saw at least one post about it being removed from the beta versions, on Google's Support forum.

 

There are, of course, other ways to track you, but you are losing a bit more privacy ...


Frankly, I doubt many users are even aware of the setting --- let alone using it --- and I don't suppose it's going to be much of a concern to the majority, who won't think much of privacy while all their attention is on whatever they enjoy on the browsers...

 

 

Shannon D'Cruz,
CISM, CISSP

www.linkedin.com/in/shannondcruz