Most users of free Internet tools know that they are often trading privacy for convenience. The trade off often starts at the top, with the user’s browser of choice. While popular browsers like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari all value security, their business model makes privacy a lower priority. For instance, John Simek recently blogged about an article from Bleeping Computer that noted that many popular browsers will no longer allow users to disable hyperlink auditing. Hyperlink auditing lets a website embed special links that “ping back” to track clicks. Privacy advocates recommend disabling hyperlink auditing. However, newer versions of Chrome, Safari, and Opera will no longer allow users to disable hyperlink auditing. If allowing a website to determine what links you clicked on bothers you there are options. Firefox and Brave Browser currently disable hyperlink auditing by default.