Global Privacy Control in Safari is impossible

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Jul 14, 2022
After going to the Global Privacy Control site mentioned in this week's Security Now podcast and following the links, there is no setting or extension for Safari to enable Global Privacy Control. This seems strange given Apple's position on privacy and tracking.
I am a Mac user and found the same thing. I like Safari, but sometimes they leave out some important features, or are very late to the game...
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leave out some important features
Or they don't want to do it because they enjoy the use of the information that they would have to acknowledge the use of (and stop the use of) if they implemented the feature. If they want said info, it's probably better to wait until they're forced to implement controls than to do so voluntarily.
I am a Mac user and found the same thing. I like Safari, but sometimes they leave out some important features, or are very late to the game...
thought duckduckgo included in their package. Not on safari?