Notes from the Electronic Cottage 3/25/21: Recent Privacy Initiatives 2

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Third party cookies on the web have long been the bane of those concerned about personal privacy online. Now Google, through its Chrome browser, is proposing to finally block third party cookies ((Firefox and Safari began doing that a while back) and to replace them with something Google Calls FLoC. Huh? First what are first and third parties cookies and why is FLoC supposedly an improvement? Or is it?

Here is the link to the article mentioned in today’s episode.