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What's the one thing every web user can do to fight ?

Replace the Google Chrome browser

I've started a new website to send a message to Google that we prefer the internet without them

From HN discussion - "This is why I use ad blockers and a pi-hole server" (

This is GDPR in action. Wow.

PSA: If you do use #Brave browser, be aware it doesn't block #Facebook or #Twitter trackers

For Facebook tracking Brave white-lists

According to Brave developers, it's white-listed due to causing Facebook login to break if blocked.

See issue #1108 on Github…


"A few weeks ago, I changed my browsing and searching habits purely to get out of that A/B test bucket. Now it looks like we're all in it."

-- dang, editor/moderator of Hacker News, on Google's "We've made all search results look like ads" campaign.

#google #BeEvil


I'm all for calling out Google AMP, but, #Google #AMP is only possible because everyone is so dependent on Google, including #TheRegister. Google knows this because their #googlefonts are everywhere and their analytics are close behind and The Register is not exception, they also #DoubleClick.

The Register needs to start reading itself.

No to Chrome – #Google wants to automate us

There is a simple first step that every internet user can take to make things a little better. Seek out a better web browser to replace Google Chrome and tell everyone to do the same.

If you are interested in leaving #Medium (and you should!), there's
a nice script to migrate to Jekyll

Stop donating your customers' data to Google Analytics

"Aside from only letting you sample 25% of your traffic" WHAT?

Is it possible to grow a startup without using privacy-invasive tools and tactics?

Here are some ideas on how you can do more ethical and responsible marketing in the world of GDPR, CCPA and third-party cookie blocking


Online services and even some politicians are trying to force people to use their clear name online. This is a severe threat, it would open the door for stalking, identity theft, and more. Here's why #AnonymityMatters:


CryptPad continues to be the *only* app suite that takes user privacy seriously.

Think 'Google Docs' but without mining and selling your personal data.


Oh hey turns out the Nokia 8110 4G is running KaiOS which is a fork of Mozilla's abandoned B2G ("FirefoxOS") and is ran on top of BusyBox.

And people figured out how to get root on it :blobowo:

So if one were to write an XMPP application for KaiOS...

It is time that people understand that #Apple is in no way better compared to the other big tech companies. Like all of them, they have to comply with US law. Also their business depends more and more on adds and analyzing their users with AppleTV, AppleMusic, Siri, etc... Trusting black boxes and highly closed and regulated ecosystems will not bring us more #privacy and freedom. #nf

In 2018, news broke that #CambridgeAnalytica had harvested data of millions of Facebook users. Since then, a shift has occurred in public awareness about privacy and security.

But this was a symptom of a much larger #InternetHealth issue... tweeted by @mozilla

Does anyone in the Fediverse tried migrating their #xiaomi Mi A1 to #LineageOS? If so: how did you handle the OEM Unlock?

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The internet is healthiest when it is controlled by many — but presently, a few large players dominate much of the online world.

In our #internethealth Report, we examine the state of centralization & decentralization online: tweeted by @mozilla

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