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It's a great technical decision that may hopefully drive sites towards web standards, but technical decisions don't exist in a vacuum and can't be analyzed in them.

The world's biggest advertisement provider's browser arm isn't going to turn off a source of fingerprinting data unless they simply don't need it anymore. It's far more likely that Google is pulling the ladder up behind them: they can identify users without that fingerprinting data, so it's beneficial to deny it to their competitors.

This can be simultaneously a great technical decision and a decision that entrenches Google.






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