#Mozilla begrudgingly implements tracking protection by default, after being shamed into it yet again by Safari, the DuckDuckGo browser, and Gnome Web (just the ones I know who implemented it first) and talks a good talk while still having Google as its default search engine and continuing to get hundreds of millions from Google/Alphabet, Inc. – the largest surveillance capitalist in the world. (Mozilla Corp is ~entirely funded by surveillance capitalism.)
@aral "...surveillance capitalism..." is such a creepy (and apt) term.
@basi It sure is (https://2018.ar.al/notes/the-nature-of-the-self-in-the-digital-age/) and we can do infinitely better (https://2018.ar.al/notes/encouraging-individual-sovereignty-and-a-healthy-commons/) :)
TL; DR: Here’s a short interview I gave on the subject recently: https://ar.al/2018/08/29/extended-codice-interview-with-rai-1/
@basi My central thesis – and my understanding of modern technology as someone who’s been coding since age 7 – is that we are sharded beings; that aspects of our selves are digital/networked. And I’m opposed to property rights being applied to any aspect of people. That's how we lose personhold and revert to our historic state of being considered property. Personhood & individual sovereignty are rather modern concepts – I’d hate to see them backdoored due to digital illiteracy.
@aral Well, I respect the perspective. It's a daunting topic.