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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2023, 09:46:19 AM »
It's a "feature".

Always count your rings after shaking hands with Google.

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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2023, 10:45:14 AM »
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I'm running into a couple of sites that are blocking Ublock on FF.

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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2023, 07:35:31 PM »
Since Iím running uBlock and Privacy Badger, Iím not sure which triggers the block, but I would say itís a pretty decent number of sites that block or nag when they encounter ad or tracking blockers.

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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2023, 09:51:38 PM »
I'm using Vivaldi's built-in blocker.  I have it set to only block ads from ad networks, so if a site is serving their own ads I'll see them (rare.)

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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2023, 01:04:49 AM »
How to turn off Chrome's new targeted ad-tracking API

https://bgr.com/tech/how-to-turn-off-chromes-new-targeted-ad-tracking-api/

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Re: Google gets its way, bakes a user-tracking ad platform directly into Chrome
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2023, 01:32:58 PM »
I just don't get why Chrome is the end all be all. I used it for a couple of months, but quit when I realized it was phoning home every minute. (Literally, pinging the server every minute.)

I work with not real tech savvy people who use Chrome, and I'm forever teaching them how to reload their page because Google will cache and NEVER update. It's maddening.