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CBC web tracking

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I wanted to watch The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World, a CBC documentary shown a little while ago on The Nature of Things. The page didn’t look right and the video wouldn’t load, which I knew would be due to my use of NoScript. When I went to temporarily allow something to make it work (the video is being embedded from YouTube), I didn’t expect this:

Screenshot of many third-party Javascript sources.
Screenshot of many third-party Javascript sources.

(The default is to not allow Javascript to run.)

It’s a sad situation when the CBC has that many trackers running on its viewers.

Meanwhile, the documentary is easily available right on YouTube, where only Google is watching you, and there are ways around that.