Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

WebKit Publishes Tracking Prevention Policy

Earlier this week, Apple’s WebKit team announced its strong Tracking Prevention Policy:

This document describes the web tracking practices that WebKit believes, as a matter of policy, should be prevented by default by web browsers. These practices are harmful to users because they infringe on a user’s privacy without giving users the ability to identify, understand, consent to, or control them.

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We treat circumvention of shipping anti-tracking measures with the same seriousness as exploitation of security vulnerabilities.

This is the correct position. Kudos.