Microsoft mentioned in a press release to The Verge:“Like Google, we support solutions that give users clear consent, and do not bypass consumer choice. That’s also why we do not support solutions that leverage non-consented user identity signals, such as fingerprinting. The industry is on a journey and there will be browser-based proposals that do not need individual user ids and ID-based proposals that are based on consent and first party relationships. We will continue to explore these approaches with the community.”
Apple hasn’t issued any official assertion on whether or not it’s with or towards FLoC on Safari however as per a tweeted reply by John Wilander, a WebKit engineer at Apple, it doesn’t appear to be it’s too desirous to implement FLoC both.
@johnwilander Can we assume Webkit will not be adopting this both?
— Cory Underwood (@randomnessncats) 1618257162000
As per the report, a Mozilla spokesperson mentioned on the matter that the corporate doesn’t “buy into the assumption that the industry needs billions of data points about people, that are collected and shared without their understanding, to serve relevant advertising.”
Privacy-focussed internet browsers like Brave and DuckDuckGo have additionally referred to as out Google for attempting to implement a privacy-threatening tech and mentioned no to FLoC already.