Okay, so: German court decided on Jan. 20th 2022 that sites will need to host Google fonts locally.
Visitors are otherwise entitled to receive 100€ in recompensation for Google fonts transferring IP numbers to Google servers.
Google uses fonts to track users, especially if they are logged into only one other server, where stored personal data might identify them.
Court decision text in German (Landgericht München)
@jayrope never understood why people wouldn't just do that
five minutes of work, and your cookie consent looks much shorter
@meena And to be mor specifically answering: A cookie conent in't even neceary, if you don't have any cookis happening. On a wider note Google fonts don't use any cookies. They are part of Google's (and other's) future tracking universe, which doesn't need any cookies. It needs users to be logged into sites, while the fonts just track their IP number elsewhere. You match these two things and you have a personalized connection. So we all should remember to log out of sites we don't use right now.
@kuba same as fakebook with 1 pixel beacon. the power of big data and good algorithm. So they have hits from time to time from person X on different sites because of that pixel or fonts, but somewhere on server now records exist. At some point person will open site where they are logged in, so now ALL these records have name on it. I'll admit, just recording an IP with request for font/beacon is not so powerful as tracking, but this is not only thing to fingerprint someone. @meena @jayrope
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