As #GoogleIsEvil, G👀gle does evil things. This time they want every website, to OPT OUT of their spyware by setting a specific HTTP header.
So some people are (thinking of) sending patches to all the webserver software maintainers and urging every FUCKING SITE on the internet to apply that HTTP header.
Are you fucking INSANE?
How about creating a new HTTP status/error code:
"666: Fuck off G👀gle"
and return that to every user using #Google Chrome
Adapting the internet to G👀gle's whims 🤦
If you think that modifying the whole internet to #GoogleIsSpyware was teaching them a lesson, it's a different lesson then you might think/hope.
You're actually telling G👀gle you're their bitch.
And apart from the moral/practical POV, you are fighting a battle that you CAN NOT win.
I used to use #Debian's Chromium where they made a good and honest attempt to remove (most of) the spyware. But it's dependent on people noticing it, fixing it and deploying it.
You can not win that fight. 🤷
https://mastodon.ar.al/@aral/106075425273566471 is one example of the type of responses I've seen and is also mentioned in the @plausible blog post.
@FreePietje How about sending patches to (depending on user agent) include a bright red banner in the top of every page saying "It looks like you are using G👀gle Chrome, click here to learn how to improve your privacy" with a link to a page explaining in simple terms what FLoC is and suggesting alternative browsers.
Yep, I'm all for these kind of responses 👍
Hurt Google Chrome users, or at least make them aware of this shit.
That's the only way I can think of right now to fight back against this monopolistic behavior.
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