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Chrome, Safari, Edge and Opera Will No Longer Allow Users to Disable Hyperlink Auditing


Privacy and online tracking have been a huge problem and major concern for many users. You may still think that the browser developers would give you the option to disable anything that could affect your privacy. However, when it comes to hyperlink auditing, things seem to be going in the reverse direction because the latest versions of Google Chrome, Safari, Opera, and Microsoft Edge will not allow users to disable hyperlink auditing.

Hyperlink auditing is an HTML standard that allows the creation of special links that ping back to a specified URL when they are clicked on. These pings are done in the form of a POST request to the specified web page that can then examine the request headers to see what page the link was clicked on. This move makes a concern for those seeking maximum privacy. But others think that this process makes the user experience more transparent, with additional benefits such as optimizing network traffic to the target page loads more quickly

With all major browsers in the market, only Brave and Firefox currently disable Hyperlink Auditing feature by default and do not appear to have any plans on enabling it in the future.

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