Browser Fingerprinting

Yesterday, I was reading an excellent review by Ars Technica on Mojave. One of the new features which stood out to me is the new fingerprinting protection in Safari 12. In the article a few sites are mentioned to test your browser and I tried them all out:

The end result? It’s easy to fingerprint my browser and ultimately track me. I encourage you to try it for yourself.

I recommend everyone not on Safari to disable third-party cookies in their browser. Even though they still might be able to fingerprint you, it’s harder for them to track you over time and across different devices. Apple has the good sense to do this by default. Firefox and Chrome (and its derivatives) should get on-board to. It’s the right thing to do.

Privacy is important. I’ll write about that another day.