Benefits of URL PING tracking

11 Apr 2019

URL ping is an HTML5 tag that pings a URL anytime the link is clicked. In Security Now Episode #709, Steve Gibson explains in detail (as he always does so masterfully) how this HTML5 standard has gained some velocity in browsers where you cannot even opt out anymore in Chrome, possibly to be followed by other browsers, inevitably. This invasion of individual privacy is definitely a problem we want to allow our users to mitigate.