• @MercuryUprising
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      1510 months ago

      Yeah, 100%. I would pretty much rather just use whatever underground internet pops up to replace the advertising based one. Advertisements are one of those things that I absolutely cannot stand.

      • @[email protected]
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        110 months ago

        It doesn’t have to be underground at all, they are not yet making ads and DRM parts of TCP.

    • @[email protected]
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      410 months ago

      For real. Google continues to seriously underestimate my infinite loathing for ads. I will uninternet myself

    • @markon
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      210 months ago

      That’s what I’m feeling too. If all the end to end encryption is banned, and the new kid safety act passes here in the US those will just be more nails in the coffin. It’s so sad to me never it’s been a huge part of my life. If it comes to that I’ll miss you all.

    • @[email protected]
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      110 months ago

      I’m not even upset. Yeah, it’s finally clear that it’s not our late 90s and early 00s Web anymore.

      So what? What it’s magic was based on wasn’t so technologically or computationally complex, FFS. There’s been plenty of hypertext systems, some distributed. There are some hobbyist ones now, like Gemini again.

      I’m looking forward to the niche being filled by better solutions, made after the experience of WWW as it was. It’s amazingly cool.

    • Willow.
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      110 months ago

      The thing is, Google has been a major donor to Mozilla Foundation from the start. Google has been financially supporting Firefox to deflect the accusations of Chrome being a monopoly.

    • @[email protected]
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      -310 months ago

      I don’t trust Mozilla either. They have demonstrated on multiple occasions that they are willing to trade their user’s privacy and security for money. Example 1, Example 2. Both examples show extremely poor judgement from Mozilla. I no longer trust them to put the user first.

      For now I’m sticking with Safari. At least there I’m the paying customer, and since I’m already running macOS/iOS I don’t need to trust an additional party.

      • Clegko
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        1510 months ago

        Wow, two very small issues that Mozilla has done and quickly listened to user feedback and walked it back. Totally a legit reason to not use it.

        • @[email protected]
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          -110 months ago

          Installing software on your computer without your consent is not a small issue. The fact that they even considered it, let alone let it go into production shows serious problems with their judgement.

      • @Jmr
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        310 months ago

        They have a similar system. Private Access Tokens