Huch - war da etwas vor Ostern?
Ja, zB. die EU-Abstimmung über die Common Identity Repository (CIR) - eine gigantische, biometrische Datenbank über 350 Millionen Menschen.
Eine zentrale Big-Brother-Datenbank der EU. Was kann da schon schief gehen!?
@npd I appreciate your scepticism!
There are other things in that article that could also do with some corroborating evidence; such as the claim that the other browsers would stop letting users opt out of this.
FWIW, I tried to test Firefox's current ping support today (FF65, Linux), manually enabling it and writing a trivial test site... I failed to trigger any pings.
Chromium sent the pings though, loud and clear, by default. And no UI hints I could see, as you rightly say.
@HerraBRE wait, is Mozilla actually doing this? The article suggests it is, but includes a link to a bug that is many years old, with an indication 3 years ago that they should probably turn the feature on, with no subsequent action. (I wonder who from Mozilla sent the quoted email.)
I was going to add bugs for actually implementing the spec's requirements on UI visibility and control, but if no one is actually working on this, I'd rather not raise the bug to the top of anyone's todo list.
@aral This is actually a thing.
It is visual consistency that helped me make the jump from macOS to Linux many years ago.
I’m not a techie plus a very visual user, and if it weren’t for @elementary OS' much-derided styleguide, I would probably still sit in my gilded iCage wondering what might be on the other side.
I had tried other distros, but being unable to see the beauty of code or licenses, you’re left with the GUI and UX – and coming from macOS, most felt like an assault on the senses.
@aral Since the Pop icons are a fork of Papirus, I would recommend installing Papirus and using these. Papirus is in the Ubuntu repos so an easy "sudo apt install papirus-icon-theme" is all you need.
Your fix has the disadvantage that the Cosmic Pop icons won't receive updates anymore, while Papirus has regular updates.
Kleiner Privilegiencheck: Noch nie über die Farbe von Pflastern nachgedacht zu haben. https://twitter.com/ApollonTweets/status/1119276463016951808
@Erdrandbewohner die suche ist mittlerweile auch fast brauchbar :)
Hey so I hadn't taken the time to watch the 35c3 infrastructure review and whoa this is impressive as heck
all network equipment config generated from netbox? DECT phone in hotels and tram? 3G internet and outbound calls? Dang!
Nachdem nun Chrome, Edge, Safari und Opera schon die Privatsphäre beim Surfen im Netz weiter absenken, will Mozilla da natürlich nicht fehlen.
"Mozilla plans to enable Hyperlink Ping Tracking by Default in Firefox"
Großartig! Ob die Funktion "browser.send_pings" in der about:config beeinflussbar bleibt, wird sich noch zeigen.
Vendors must start adding physical on/off switches to devices that can spy on us
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@aral wtf? :/
The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.
Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.
Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.
One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir_Technologies) and on the board of Facebook.
I do not recommend using Brave.
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