I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

So, ball’s in your court, web server developers.

Are you going to add a one-line header, by default, to your server responses to protect people from being tracked by Google or not?

Adding it to Site.js took 5 minutes or work:


Do you care?

More: plausible.io/blog/google-floc

@aral I really dont think this is the right way to go. Google cant add a privacy violating feature and point at another party (server admins in this case) to fix their violation. That is all on Google, and they cant escape their responsibility by adding a complicated off switch which isnt compliant with the spec for that header. If you want the tracking active in your site, then simply make sure that you dont load any advertising.



@felix I agree but I also don’t see the link between not loading advertising and Google not profiling people on your site. If anything it’s ambiguous as they state in their original proposal that visits to every site are included in a person’s profile. And, knowing their business model, that’s the direction this will go even if it’s not there now (slowly boiling frogs). Agree it’s entirely ridiculous and should be illegal but who’s going to regulate them? The institutionally-corrupt regulators?

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