Developers, we can clean the Web of Google surveillance one site and one service at a time. What do you say?
“On the official government websites of 25 EU member states, the French government had the highest number of ad trackers on its site, with 52 different companies tracking users’ behavior.”
“Bravo” @gouvernementFR! #SurveillanceCapitalism https://on.ft.com/2F8WPk9
Btw, I've totally stolen @aral's "Bullshit Tree" analogy on a comment I recently did on Reddit. But the subject is practically the same subject. Especially within an industry like Esports, that are more than plagued by #VentureCapitalism and #SurveillanceCapitalism.
CBC Ideas: Tech's Moral Void
They made these platforms very evidently not neutral, very evidently not a blank canvas and very evidently controlled by the creators of those platforms. And yet they were still saying well we're neutral and we're just a blank canvas.
- Anil Dash
The negative externalities of internet platforms are analogous to historical situations that required substantial regulatory intervention."
#Google Employees Uncover Ongoing Work on Censored China Search
"...there are still some 100 workers allocated to the “cost center” associated with Dragonfly, meaning that the company is maintaining a budget for potential ongoing work on the plan."
#Fediverse: I created `Cloud Firewall` addon. Block connections to big 5 tech clouds based on IP address ranges they own. If a site/page/resource IP matches a bundled list of IP address ranges, it's blocked
It's not a hosts/filterlist type "ad tracker blocker".
It's "firewall" - looks at IP address of URL bar and 1p/3p resources.
Google is trying to pull a fast one.
I manage mail for several domains which have existed for years. Each one has perfect SPF, DKIM, DMARC etc., and none are blacklisted anywhere.
Yet suddenly in the last two weeks all of them are getting mails bounced by Gmail. To "solve" this problem Google want me to register the domains at their postmaster site.
This whole situation has a whiff reminiscent of Mallaig harbour.
The terminology used to expose Surveillance Capitalism:
Memory-hole(From George Orwell's 1984)