WebKit, the web browsing engine behind Apple’s Safari, has indicated openly that it’s taking the nefarious practices of unauthorized user tracking seriously, a lot more seriously.
In a recently published policy statement on its website and reported by TechCrunch, WebKit has laid out its “no-exceptions” initiative to root out all forms of unauthorized user tracking while browsing on Safari – not just the well-known practices of cross-site tracking and browser / device fingerprinting, but several other forms of covert tracking.
It’s worth noting that WebKit credited Mozilla with their efforts to fight against tracking users without their consent.
Our policy was inspired by and derived from Mozilla’s anti tracking policy.
Furthermore, WebKit intends to continually review and update their anti-tracking policy as necessary, to help adequately ensure user privacy.