I often have my browser's devtools open since I'm often debugging a snippet. I noticed this message often recently:
Why is Stack Overflow trying to start audio?
I see it's from an ad?
It happens when this ad appears, From Microsoft via Google.
2019-08-15: Official company response after investigation and inquiry. It has been decided that such user fingerprinting ads will be permitted, as they do not violate any laws or regulations.