Spoofing a browser’s user agent is often hailed as a privacy enhancing technique. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of other methods to detect browser and operating system information (as will be discussed in this article), these extensions do not meaningfully enhance privacy.
Brave is a chromium based browser, which comes with a built-in adblocker and with a “rewards” program, that is supposed to make you earn money. But the relevant part today is that Brave is advertised as a “private browser by default”.
So many of today’s issues are viewed through a political lens, and that includes Big Tech deplatforming. But in reality, deplatforming is a problem worthy of deeper critical reflection as it touches on topics that are fundamental to democracy itself.
Disqus is a free commenting system and a great example of "if you're not paying for it, you become the product". Unfortunately, in Disqus' case, your website visitors become the product too. Today, I'm going to analyze what happens when you embed Disqus on your website.
A group of tech companies, publishers, and activist groups including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Mozilla, and DuckDuckGo are backing a new standard to let internet users set their privacy settings for the entire web.
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