Archive for August 4th, 2015|Daily archive page

UBlock

uBlock/README.md at master · gorhill/uBlock · GitHub.

I was pointed to this blocker—it’s not an ad blocker as such; it’s far far more interesting than that. Thus:

Ads, “unintrusive” or not, are just the visible portions of privacy-invading apparatus entering your browser when you visit most sites nowadays. **uBlock₀’s main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus** — in a way that welcomes those users who don’t wish to use more technical, involved means (such as [µMatrix](https://github.com/gorhill/uMatrix)).

I haven’t tried it out yet. But I’m looking forward to doing so.

Google Minus: Google keeps backing all the wrong social products | Ars Technica

Google Minus: Google keeps backing all the wrong social products | Ars Technica.

 

A good article. One wonders if Google’s missteps relate not to any founder’s geek vision of others’ minds, but to the calculation of which application, social or not, can earn more money through ad dollars. Networks for Google are tributaries of revenue ideally going to Google, not streams of social discourse aiding no one in particular.