FLoC has been written about before, e.g., including the idea that the additional information it provides would open up new privacy problems. What was new to me here was the observation that the additional information provided by FLoC is enough to completely break already-deployed privacy protection technologies, particularly as deployed in Firefox.
Brave, for example, removed FLoC from the source code directly. It should be enough if anyone uses it.
Well, so FloC sucks, as we already knew for months. Luckily it doesn’t need to be implemented in Firefox, so we are good?
We are openly opposed. So..yeah :)
If you want de-FloC’ed chrome, there is ungoogled-chromium on the desktop, and bromite on android, both of which I use. Although I like the Firefox plugin ecosystem, I also find Firefox buggy, so it’s nice to have a chromium-based alternative that is stripped of spyware and telemetry.
I’m using ungoogled-chromium for testing yes. Although i disagree with a lot Mozilla does, I’ll keep using it until they pry it from my cold dead hands, or something better (=more secure, better privacy) comes along that doesn’t strengthen Google’s power over the web.