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And don't think what google did was that innovative. As other articles linked in these comments show, this methodology is used by at least a half dozen other ad firms. The fact that form submissions get around the 3rd party blocking rules is something that was discussed in webkits bug tracking system in 2010 and is publicly available. Apple employees even commented on the policy and seemed to be ok with the "weak third-party blocking" implementation. So lets not blow things out of proportion and contend that only multi-billion dollar companies could have figured it out.
As I said, I don't agree with what Google was doing, I just fail to see how Apple isn't at fault here also.
I also don't think Google is the only company doing this. I actually had an interview with an ad company a few months back where they actually bragged about how they could track Safari users despite the default privacy settings. I never followed up on it, but I'd imagine it is something similar. I didn't take the job (for other reasons).
They can NEVER stop you from installing an antenna or dish ON YOUR ROOF.
Actually they can. Besides the point I mentioned above, there are very specific exceptions for historic districts where antenna can be banned on the exterior of buildings. Also HOAs can ban masts higher then 12 feet. In 99%+ of cases you can't be restricted from installing an antenna/dish on your roof, but there are a few cases where you can.
the only spider in the world that spends its entire life underwater
it leaves its underwater web home to visit the surface
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm more impressed that it is able to die when it leaves the water and then re-animate itself when it comes back.