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re: you are the one who is supposed to write such a module. you mean write a module that uses / reads such data ? All stuff on Data policy and user...
 

But again some time the same dev can be a user of another app that uses same methods to manipulate him in buying stuffs, Karma. πŸ˜€

It’s just about the culture we make. I concerned more about the transparency of these policies. Companies can be open about it no need to hide these things.

 

I don't think the fact that the targeted ad is super-effective is the issue. That just makes it a good ad. The issue is the actual data being listened to.

The good add is just an illusion bro. Data used to generate those good adds can be used for anything. Remember what facebook did.

yes, and people are still using it. It might be due to lack of awareness, no good alternative or any number or reason.

Unless something better comes up with same standard of User experience, people will keep using it.

@levelsio came up with No More Google

There is a many great alternatives to google listed there. Maybe something similar can be done for other platforms.

Yeah that’s why i also started nomoogle

sarthology / nomoogle

🐻 Chromium extension to get rid of Google addiction

Nomoogle

A simple Chrome extension that can help you get rid of Google addiction.

For firefox extension check this repo : nomoogle-firefox

Installation

  1. Clone or Download the repo.
  2. Go to Extension settings
  3. Enable Developers Mode
  4. Click on "Load Unpackaged" and add the folder you downloaded.

Features

  1. Get google alternatives in one click
  1. Get popup Reminder, Everytime you use a google product
  1. With two special modes

Strict Mode: Block the entire webpage completly, doesn't allow you to move forward.

Redirects: Automatically redirects the page to popular alternative.

Thanks to

❀️ Special thanks to @levelsio. πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Nomoregoogle was an inspiration for this.

License

MIT License


@priteshusadadiya @sarthology Don't you think that's a bit extreme?
What tangible benefit does an individual get by not using all the google products all the time?

of course all google products have their merits and they are obviously very good.

I am just saying , there might be equally good privacy focused alternatives that people might not know about.

In the end it really all comes down to individuals and their choices.

Exactly, thing is a good market competition.

Sorry, but it's *ad, not add.
And what I meant by "ad" is only the part you see.
Even when loaded in the same iframe as the ad, or even when tracking the external-src image load, I would still address the tracking mechanism separately, as "the tracker".

If you mean that the ad is "evil" because of how the data was obtained?
Well, in a lot of cases it was obtained pretty legitimately. But sure, we should be more aware of how much data we are publishing. Hence why I said:

The issue is the actual data being listened to.

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