Reddit now tracks all outbound link clicks by default, existing users opted in

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by TheWindBringeth, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    https://np.reddit.com/r/changelog/comments/4rl5to/outbound_clicks_rollout_complete/
    Related: https://www.reddit.com/r/announcements/comments/4mv578/affiliate_links_on_reddit/
    It appears that the opt-out mechanisms require creation and use of an account (which would pose its own risks). However, some appear to be addressing these issues by disabling javascript or using a user-script/extension. Inspect anchor elements and related source, check for requests to out.reddit.com and/or redirect.viglink.com, etc.

    Food for thought, from the CEO himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lALKRayDLuk
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
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