Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much • The Register

Freeloaders will be limited to less capable content filtering

Source: Google relents slightly in ad-blocker crackdown – for paid-up enterprise Chrome users, everyone else not so much • The Register

I will happily discard Google Chrome and its lovely ecosystem in the event that end-user-level content-filtering is rendered significantly inconvenient or worse.  😀  It is truly absurd to accept that software that I run on my machine might be crippled in order to prevent me from blocking content I do not wish to receive; in other words the browser will force you to receive content whether you like it or not.  Doesn’t sound to me to be very free, open, happy, good, independent, democratic, or whatever else we pretend to care about.  🙂

Thank you, Mozilla/Firefox/GNU(Linux)/EFF/Netherlands/The Hague/Star Trek/Costa Rica!  🙂

F#@$ you, Wall Street/Viacom/Time-Warner/Comcast/Dow/Dupont/Johnson&Johnson/Disney/Sony/Facebook

Facebook Events and iCal

I’ve reluctantly become a daily Facebook user recently and have run into an issue where it seems like Facebook events just don’t pretend to even function as normalized calendar events and therefore don’t interoperate with systems based on iCal. Am I missing something? 🙂

I’m hoping that given this era of actual accountability in IT and citizens caring about their data more I would expect that these kinds of proprietary systems will start working better with universal standards.

Go, ISO! 🎉

Anti-Social Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan – review | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/25/anti-social-media-how-facebook-disconnects-us-undermines-democracy-siva-vaidhyanathan-review

Thank you, Siva Vaidhyanathan!!! 🙂 May the light you provided to us help us find our way to a much more enlightened place. Soon. 😁