Reply to post: Re: Optional

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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Re: Optional

I can't tell whether you're being sarcastic or not. All you've achieved is to (yet again) push the tracking to a different part of the URL - presenting: tracker-12345.com

Yeah, it'll cost me $5/year or whatever. Assuming I can't get free domains*. So all I need to do is add $20 to the price when I'm selling all your data and then cancel the domain after 3 years of inactivity.

Also blocking subdomains would cause a bunch of headaches. Having to register a new domain for my-app.com rather than using myapp.mycompany.com shouldn't be necessary and would be a pain for all the little guys out there.

The fact that there's money involved now means that this scheme would disproportionately affect individuals / small / open source projects while leaving the huge corporates (who are the ones doing the most tracking and slurping the most data) almost unaffected.

*if I'm large enough, I'll just buy a TLD (or use the one i already have, *cough* .google *cough* .amazon) and not pay that $5/year/user in the first place.

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