Developers, do not embed Google’s products on your sites & compromise the privacy of your visitors.
#CleanUpTheWeb & strip your site of tracking devices by Google, Facebook, etc. to make the web safer. Yes, that includes Google Fonts loaded from Google’s servers.
Google font: they serve the font file to your visitors. It's a file transfert. So, they collect a log entry on their server with their IP/browser/where-they-came-from/etc... and because many dev use Google-font, they have a map of most of your visitors move accross the internet.
You can read my "second fight" on this article I published in 2016 : https://www.peppercarrot.com/en/article390/my-fight-against-cdn-libraries
@davidrevoy @FuckOffGoogle @aral Hrm, fair enough. I read a Google FAQ where they claim browsers cache this stuff frequently enough that they don't get a cohesive map - that caching/speed aspect is one of the reasons I'm reluctant to switch to selfhosting, though I guess with cloudflare it doesn't matter anyway.
Awesome post btw, great read. Love the cat avatar idea!
@quarktheawesome It shouldn't be different, as an IP address is considered just another form of identifiable information.