FYI, when sharing a link, check if the following are present in the URL
#sm.( followed by random string)
These are “engagement trackers” and they can reveal your source for the URL
Consider the #privacy implications if you include them. They’re not needed for the website you’re visiting to actually show you the content
@cypnk it was mentioned a while ago that masto should perhaps strip them anyway
@LottieVixen On the surface, that could be a solution for some instances. But editing links does raise other issues like control over posted content
Also, the tracking itself can be dealt with somewhat with Tor and such, but the issue is that the "utm_campaign" which can be unique and can reveal where the URL was found originally
@cypnk yeah I know some utm stuff, hmm... that is probably why it wasn't taken up
@cypnk there's a blog I follow that won't show the page if those parameters are in the url and makes you click another link to continue to the page without them, to try and discourage people from sharing links to their site with those parameters in them. If more sites did this they'd go away
Via Tim Chase
Here’s a way to clip the utm_* params
Thanks to @angristan, I was made aware of this plugin:
I'm sure there are some more out there for both browsers
@cypnk greasemonkey to the rescue?
@cypnk just learned recently, that QuteBrowser removes them by default! :3
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