“Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University in the US, just encountered the popup and expressed his dismay.
« I don’t want my browser keeping track of my browsing history to help serve me ads, and I definitely don’t want my browser sharing any function of my browsing history with every random website I visit, » he said via Twitter.
And VC Paul Graham has derided ad targeting tech as spyware. Google has offered repeated reassurances that its Topics API does not allow companies to identify those whose interests inform its ad API. But some developers claim Topics may be useful for browser fingerprinting and both Apple and Mozilla have said they won’t adopt Topics due to privacy concerns.”