Privacy on the Web

Dated Jan 4, 2021; last modified on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

One can use curl -v <url> to see all of the redirections and cookies set. found that generating a tiny URL for Zoom links gives a URL that first goes to

I tried this on, which points to, but didn’t observe any 3rd party cookies. did set a cookie, but that’s probably expected.

proposes Federated Learning of Cohorts, which aims to enable ad-targeting based on people’s general browsing interest without exposing the exact browsing history.

  1. Federated Learning of Cohorts. Xiao, Yao; Karlin, Josh. Google. . . Mar 3, 2021. Accessed Mar 14, 2021.