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# **Gstatic** by Google (gstatic.com)
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> “gstatic.com is a domain owned and used by Google for loading content from their CDN.” – [Source](https://en.wiki-domains.net/wiki/gstatic.com)
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## Ethical design violations

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(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)

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  * (Tracker)
  * (Web bug)

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**Block cookies** to gstatic on Google pages. (Not blocking completely so as not to kill the patient on sites infected with Google tumors like maps, recaptcha, etc.)
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```mson
- trigger:
	- url-filter: gstatic.com
- action:
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	- type: block-cookies
```

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**Block metric.gstatic.com** (tracking pixel)
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```mson
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metric.gstatic.com
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```

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## Prevalence
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**Pandemic:** found on 35.7% of surveyed sites (2600 instances observed).
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## Notes
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  * Uses tracking pixels on some sites. [Source](https://en.wiki-domains.net/wiki/gstatic.com)
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