ProTip: Remember to check your URLs for "utm_*" parameters

E.G. If I see:
"?utm_source=reddit.com" at the end of the URL you shared, I know you got it from Reddit

Or "utm_campaign=newsletter0120" tells me you probably copied it from an email sent in January of last year

These are never needed to actually reach the page you're sharing. They're just for analytics (UTM tracking modules) and will reveal where you get your information (to us and the site), which may cause privacy issues

@cypnk there are web browsers to clean these, such as clear urls
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@duponin There are, but most folks don't know about them or are on mobile platforms which limit browser and add-on choices

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@cypnk it's true and pretty ashamable from web browsers :(

@duponin I hope this can change soon because the future is pretty bleak for privacy

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