If the script is loaded from site the only effect you will get is a dysfunctional site.
Very important cog though. Nearly all tracking these days is done through fingerprinting. Not even TOR browser is immune from that, although slightly less info is exposed.
LOL. Silly statement.
Tracking scripts are now rarely loaded from a separate URL as they can be easily blocked by addons like uBlock. They are much more likely to be intermingled within the site URL scripts.
Cross domain scripting attacks are also much less common, the hackers have evolved.
Nope, there is much more advanced tracking techniques including:
visited links highlight (YES!!! )
base64 encoded images from css (there’s no way at all around it, what are you gonna do, turn off images?! )
some inline injections
So…really if you want to mitigate all that you’d got only chance of doing so by using text browser maybe, and even then i’m not perfectly sure what can be done / injected via php on server side, coz there are a lot of holes…
Unfortunately one have to evaluate risks and compartmentalize between:
Not at all, it’s still a very effective technique on a large scale, because of people doesn’t care & soydevery!
As both developer and privacy conscious user i’d have to agree and disagree
And again, if you think that client side is biggest problem - oh you’re dead wrong, php and server side stuff is absolutely a swiss cheese , it’s one of the biggest targets always and always will be which is out of your control.
To me using internet is dangerous as a concept, you’ll never be safe unless unplugged completely.
Of course, there are literally hunderds of techniques used, but fingerprinting is currently considered the most reliable by Big Data when collating info by identity. This is because people don’t disable it, or even know what it is.
Other data is also used, but aggregated profiles rely heavily on fingerprinting.
Cookies, super cookies, canvas elements, url injections, different image based techniques, etc … all still need to be mitigated against with user.js config settings and specific addons.
I know how business works, particularly at the macro level, which is precisely why I am so privacy conscious. I get it, but as a home user I just don’t care.
Not fear based for me, more frustration, just want to obfuscate and make it as hard as possible for them.
Of course if you use Chrome none of this matters, Google will track you using your unique ID within the browser. These people deserve to be mercilessly exploited tracked.
I mean…Yeah i agree with the statement, it will certainly work against advertisement and big-data crowd.