Privacy vs further monopoly. Campaigners have asked competition watchdogs to put a restraining order on the “Privacy Sandbox” system the tech giant Google plans to roll out in an effort to protect user privacy. The new system will replace third-party cookies, which advertisers use to track individuals’ web activity for targeted ads. But, while it would make it better for privacy in terms of some protection from third-party trackers, it would at the same time allow Google to have more of a monopoly on data tracking. The Movement for an Open Web (MOW), which represents advertisers, publishers, and tech businesses, has called on the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) in the UK to issue a restraining order on the rollout of Privacy Sandbox. The MOW cites an admission by Google itself that removing third-party cookies from its Chrome Browser “without an adequate replacement” would cost the world’s top 500 publishers more than 50% of their revenue, some even losing more than 75%.
From Dr. Vernon Coleman
Earth Newspaper – A Major Source of Information
If you’re looking for a cache of information about covid-19 I suggest you take a look at EarthNewspaper.com which contains over 2,250 [now over 3,000] articles about covid-19 – it is said to be the largest archive of covid-19 articles and videos online and I believe it. We are fighting a war and EarthNewspaper.com is a valuable asset in the war – an asset too often under-estimated. The site’s tagline is `All the Honest News Fit to Publish’. If you’re looking for a way to help the Resistance Movement I suggest you subscribe and make a donation to EarthNewspaper.com