@fribbledom The big difference is that they can afford to being owned by a corporation in Microsoft while smaller companies can't in reality.
@fribbledom Unsure if the're seeing the writing on the wall re EU legislation, or going all in on their charm offensive. Or both. 😨
@fribbledom I assume there are 2 of them, cookies that is. One for tls 1.3 and one when you check the certificate 😉
@fribbledom As long as github is closed-source, it can't truly be trusted - no matter what they have to say
@fribbledom Note so called "essential" cookies can still provide tracking information. The post says GitHub isn't "sending" information to "third party analytics services" (note the very specific reference), which is different than saying they're banning the collection of the data. Also GitHub now being owned by Microsoft removes Microsoft as a third party. This is basically just an announcement that says, "We've found some loopholes that allow us to remove cookie banners."
Did they remove all non-essential cookies, or declare all cookies essential?
Or did they shift to other tracking techniques which work without cookies?
Sorry, my optimism is running a bit low recently.
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