'A HTML standard called hyperlink auditing that allows sites to track
link clicks is enabled by default on Safari, Chrome, Opera, and
Microsoft Edge, but will soon have no way to disable it. As it is
considered a privacy risk, browsers previously allowed you to disable
this feature. Now they are going in the opposite direction.
Hyperlink auditing is an HTML standard that allows the creation of
special links that ping back to a specified URL when they are clicked
on. These pings are done in the form of a POST request to the
specified web page that can then examine the request headers to see
what page the link was clicked on.
The article concludes that "Firefox and Brave win the award" for
people who want this click-tracking capability disabled -- since "only
Brave and Firefox currently disable it by default, and do not appear
to have any plans on enabling it in the future."'
-- source: https://news.slashdot.org/story/19/04/07/2338244
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