Researchers at UC San Diego have for the first time sought to quantify the frequency of UID smuggling, a new method for tracking users across the Web, which does not require third-party cookies. The research team is also releasing both their complete dataset and their measurement pipeline for use by browser developers.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
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Interesting. I wonder if Blokada recognizes user IDs. Did a quick search in the forum at Blokada.org and didn’t see anything about it.
I am not sure whether I understand the question, but I understand Blokada is a VPN. So they’re certainly able to track you across the web. If you don’t trust them, don’t use them.
It’s not Blokada itself I’m wondering about, I’m wondering if it blocks UIDs as it blocks trackers and ads.
Aha, that’s good question. I don’t know, unfortunately, but I am sure there is someone around more capable than me …
I posted the article on the blokada forum and asked. I’ll let you know. Blokada has a VPN but the basic free ad blocker is not an actual VPN, it uses downloaded ad and malware filters, though it runs like a VPN on mobile.
I really love it and imo better than duckduckgo’s. It’s completely customizable and it’s amazing the number of trackers it stops.
Thanks. Usually I don’t use VPNs much, but I love Tor :-)