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[quote=bugsnevrgetfixd] Reasons: You get unwanted cookies and other privacy risks and people don't realize this when prefetch is on Users who pay for the amount of bandwidth they use find themselves paying for traffic for pages they might not even visit. Webmasters who pay for the amount of outgoing traffic on their sites, are forced to pay for traffic generated by people who may never actually visit their sites. Advertisers pay for viewed ads on sites that are never visited (non-compliant prefetching) Browser usage statistics may get skewed towards browsers that implement prefetching. Search engine referer statistics may get skewed towards search engines that implement prefetching. Web site statistics may become less reliable due to registering page hits that were never seen by the user. Users may be exposed to more security risks - by downloading more pages, or from un-requested sites (additionally compounded as drive-by downloads become more advanced and diverse). Web providers may find themselves at liability of third-party content outside of their domain that could be hot-swapped, however search engines have made it heavily accepted that one should have no liability of what one links to, and this is only slightly different through making it more mandatory that one gets the links content.[/quote]
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