Delete Chrome. Now.
Google is using its exceptionally powerful position to make *the browser itself* analyze your browsing behavior and serve that on a plate in the form of "cohorts" to anyone interested.
They are transforming Chrome into a "browsing-history-passport" - right now.
If you care about your intellectual freedom even a little bit, you must put Chrome out of your life as soon as possible. Support others doing the same.
@tn5421 @setthemfree I don't know, please add information if you read the code and find out how users are enrolled or how to disable #FLoC in chromium builds for #Fedora.
@tn5421 @setthemfree Can you find the code for their build? Something like https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/chromium/blob/acf081f1d3990da5dccc231dd57c1b65b30bf560/f/chromium.spec
Number one rule of a safe psychological experiment:
You tell people they are being experimented on.
Hell, I didn't need to be told.
When Chrome was first released, the fact that it was made by Google made me follow King Arthur's advice and RUN AWAAAYYYYY.
@setthemfree AFAIK, it seems like the trial is highly reliant on Google services, and they mention that the trial is enabled if you have Chrome Sync on (which I'm pretty sure is now forbidden for use on any third-party Chromium browsers), so I don't think certain Chromium-based browsers (Vivaldi, Edge, Opera, Brave) are likely to be affected. Correct me if I am wrong.
@setthemfree (The worrying part is that some code may still be left over, which means that they could be affected after all...)
@lm I couldn't yet find any specifics on how exactly this affects other chromium-based browsers; but maybe this discussion will be useful in evaluating how it applies to Brave: https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/issues/14942
@aladar @topiga @setthemfree How do you think ad blockers profit? The most typical business model is that they take money from advertisers to /not/ block. IIRC, Brave is accused of going even further, and actually replaces some ads with ads of their customers. (It may be #Palemoon that does that, I'm not 100%, I just recall Brave was caught up in an ad scandal)
@setthemfree I discarded Chrome a couple of years ago and even back then I used it only to access gmail. Now I only use the gmail app as trashbin on the phone
Although we have the dial-in option at work. So I can still call without using Chrome. And if someone is screensharing...? Sucks to be them, I guess.
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