Chrome 89+ ramping up tracking?

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Chrome 89+ ramping up tracking?

Post by barbaz » Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:15 pm

*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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Re: Chrome 89+ ramping up tracking?

Post by therube » Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:18 pm

(includes comments from Giorgio)
I'm not seeing? (Maybe I need a Chrome browser to see the comments :twisted:.)
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball NoScript FlashGot AdblockPlus
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Re: Chrome 89+ ramping up tracking?

Post by barbaz » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:15 pm

therube wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:18 pm
(includes comments from Giorgio)
I'm not seeing? (Maybe I need a Chrome browser to see the comments :twisted:.)
It's just there in that article and I see it in Firefox -
https://www.zdnet.com/article/privacy-concerns-raised-about-upcoming-client-hints-web-standard/ wrote:Speaking with ZDNet today, Giorgio Maone, creator of the NoScript extension, said that Chrome and Firefox extensions can theoretically block Client-Hints, in its current form.

However, planned changes to the Chrome extensions mechanism would prevent ad-blockers and similar extensions from blocking Client-Hints in the future, leaving the door open for a secretive user tracking/fingerprinting channel.

"Currently yes, definitely," Maone told ZDNet. "But under the webRequest changes proposal by the Chromium development team (with its partial replacement with the declarativeNetRequest API) most likely not. So, NoScript could do it now and keep doing it in Firefox, but maybe not in Chrome/Chromium."
*Always* check the changelogs BEFORE updating that important software!
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