m.t now returns a “Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=()” header on all HTTP responses. This opts the site out of Google Chrome’s new Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) tracking; this change will also be included in future versions of the Mastodon source code: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/pull/16036
You can read more about how to opt the sites that you manage out of this new surveillance technology here: https://paramdeo.com/blog/opting-your-website-out-of-googles-floc-network
@dsoft unfortunately, things are complicated. users don’t always know or do what’s best for them because technology is made complicated to circumvent their best interests.
@ashfurrow by making it opt-out, they can claim X% adoption rate as evidence that the system works. Clever, but evil.
@ashfurrow Ah yes. Thank you for the reminder.
@hypolite it's hard to believe that such a poorly-conceived and poorly-communicated technology like FLoC would have webmasters scrambling to protect user's privacy however they can (even if it's not necessary).
This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!