Am I FLoCed?
added on 2021/04/12 @ 12:15:59 | 452 views| category: general-tech

Google is testing FLoC on Chrome users worldwide. Find out if you're one of them.

Third-party cookies are the technology that powers much of the surveillance-advertising business today. But cookies are on their way out, and Google is trying to design a way for advertisers to keep targeting users based on their web browsing once cookies are gone. It's come up with FLoC.

FLoC runs in your browser. It uses your browsing history from the past week to assign you to a group with other 'similar' people around the world. Each group receives a label, called a FLoC ID, which is supposed to capture meaningful information about your habits and interests. FLoC then displays this label to everyone you interact with on the web. This makes it easier to identify you with browser fingerprinting, and it gives trackers a head start on profiling you.

tags: #web #privacy #google #floc