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  • May 15, 2021

Exclusive: GitHub Joins Movement Against Google’s FLOC

 Exclusive: GitHub Joins Movement Against Google’s FLOC


An anonymous reader quotes Inside.com’s developer newsletter:
GitHub is blocking Google’s new third-party cookie tracking alternative, Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC), across all of GitHub Pages. Those GitHub Pages served from the github.io domain will now come with a Permissions-Policy: interest-cohort=() header set, although Pages sites with custom domains will not.

Several big names have also spoken out against the new alternative and implemented similar moves. WordPress is proposing automatically blocking FLoC by default on its websites, dubbing it a security risk. However, WordPress says it may add a setting that will enable admins to control whether FLoC is allowed.

Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi have also issued similar moves

One web developer recently published a guide showing others how to opt their site out of Google’s FLoC Network. Developer Paramdeo Singh shows you how to ensure your web server doesn’t participate in the network by adding a custom HTTP response header to web and proxy server configurations.



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