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 redirect.viglink.com.

I tried this on https://tinyurl.com/yyte6pqv, which points to https://www.c13u.com/socioeconomics/2020-11-21-experiments-in-social-economics/, but didn’t observe any 3rd party cookies. tinyurl.com 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. https://wicg.github.io/floc/ . https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src.git/+/refs/heads/master/components/federated_learning . Mar 3, 2021. Accessed Mar 14, 2021.