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  • Rant Facebook, Google, and Other Untrustworthy Scumbags
    (01-19-2019, 06:04 AM)Wildcard Wrote:  
    (01-19-2019, 05:02 AM)kittensaremean Wrote:  Why folks want to air their dirty laundry for the world to see is beyond me...

    I only use Facebook to help advertise this site and Facebook Messenger to communicate with my extended family and friends.

    I never post anything personal either. Can't get why people think that is cool.

    People need to feel important... What better way than to barf up their opinions and force it on others... How cool and rebellious one must feel when they post...The sad thing is they really think others actually care about what they say.

    I used to keep up with extended family but screw them too... Only a few good friends out of state or when life is too busy to communicate otherwise. and I admit it is convenient that they are a profile page away...

    My main facebook purposes are the local news, The top gear/grand tour page, the sopranos (and other mafia pages)... etc. I don't even play games anymore...

    I will admit I'm immature enough to enjoy the others who take it seriously and have fits online. Reading about other peoples shit makes me feel better about myself. Same sick thinking as watching a car wreck take place...
    Yeah..Facebook is kinda like a train wreck, you want to look away but you can't.
    Google, Facebook And Microsoft
    Sponsored A Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial
    Google Planning Changes To Chrome
    That Could Break Ad Blockers

    Quote:Google is planning to change the way extensions integrate with its Chrome browser. The company says that the changes are necessary for and motivated by a desire to crack down on malicious extensions, which undermine users' privacy and security, as part of the company's continued efforts to make extensions safer. The move also means that popular ad blocking extensions such as uBlock Origin and uMatrix will, according to their developer, no longer work.

    The plans, called Manifest V3, are described in a public document. Google is proposing a number of changes to the way extensions work. The broad intent is to improve extension security, give users greater control over what extensions do and which sites they interact with, and make extension performance more robust. For example, extensions will no longer be able to load code from remote servers, so the extension that's submitted to the Chrome Web store contains exactly the code that will be run in the browser. This prevents malicious actors from submitting an extension to the store that loads benign code during the submission and approval process but then switches to something malicious once the extension is published. In a bid to discourage extensions from asking for blanket access to every site, Manifest V3 also changes the permissions system, so universal access can no longer be demanded at extension install time.


    Not every ad blocker will necessarily fall afoul of the new restrictions. The syntax for declaring blocked URLs for the new declarativeNetRequest

     API is very similar to that already used by AdBlock Plus, for example, so that blocker should be able to adapt to the new API easily enough. But anything with more rules, or more complex rules, is going to be out of luck. In a bug tracking Manifest V3's progress and related discussion thread,authors of, among other things, NoScript and uBlock Origin both say that the new API is not sufficient for their extensions. (emphasis mine.)

    Google needs to change their motto to "Let's Be Evil." They are legitimately as bad as Microsoft at this point.  It seems they are intentionally trying to fuck with useful adblockers like uBlock and favor nerfed corporate sellout Adblock Plus that extorts money from sites to whitelist their ads.

    I can easily go to Firefox and duckduckgo.....
    (This post was last modified: 01-24-2019, 07:08 AM by politux.)
    I am so glad I stayed with Firefox...

    Fuck Google! Angry
    (01-24-2019, 08:51 AM)Wildcard Wrote:  I am so glad I stayed with Firefox...

    Fuck Google! Angry

    me too! went straight from IE to FF. Haven't looked back.

    The problem with Google is I use a lot of their stuff as I think they are helpful, but not when this shit happens. Just like I'd like Facebook more if it wasn't so crooked...Google is making a mistake IMHO
    (01-24-2019, 08:51 AM)Wildcard Wrote:  I am so glad I stayed with Firefox...

    Fuck Google! Angry

    Also, notice how this announcement comes right on the heels of Microsoft giving up on edge and going with chromium back end...  Give an ad company a monopoly and they will force ads down your throat I suppose.
    (01-24-2019, 09:49 PM)politux Wrote:  Also, notice how this announcement comes right on the heels of Microsoft giving up on edge and going with chromium back end...

    I hadn't considered that.

    That's why I am a fan of open source. Fork the repo and make your own browser!
    I'd fork her repo.
    yeah,fuck google but they have youtube

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