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: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

You can read more about how to opt the sites that you manage out of this new surveillance technology here: paramdeo.com/blog/opting-your-


I am 😤 infuriated 😤 that Google has made this opt *out*

@ashfurrow it's not even USER opt-out
it's *SERVER OWNER* opt-out
actually disgusting

@ashfurrow I feel users should stop using if they care about their instead of all web developers adding extra code to opt out of

@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.

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