Reply to post: Probably not insoluable, just not trying very hard.

We give up, Progressive Web Apps can track you, says W3C: After 5 years, it decides privacy is too much bother

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Probably not insoluable, just not trying very hard.

The flaw in there assertion is, I think, that the SITE should be able to specify the Start URL. Allowing(which is to say forcing) the user to edit this is not a good solution, but they were on the right track with the OS/Browser mitigations.

Off the cuff let the SITE request the os or browser build the URL from a limited(and not unique) set of options, and a (non-unique) base domain url. Of course if you leave it to the browser then Chrome will probably allow at least themselves to track you, and Microsoft will re-badge it and point it back at their own tracking server.

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