For years now publishers have made the content, tech has made the money
"the dominance of ... big tech companies is leading to less innovation, higher advertising prices and less choice and control for consumers"
Hopefully that's going to change...
**Oh and also, boycott Black Friday, shop local ✊ **
# This will improve your privacy
> execute: install [another browser]
# Bye surveillance capitalist browser
> execute: delete Chrome
Check out the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Cory Doctorow talking about how interoperability would benefit consumers and encourage competition.
Anyone who has ever owned a printer knows about this 🖨️ 👏
We frequently get questions, through social networks or our support inbox, about Mojeek's purpose and the people and work involved in providing the world with a true alternative in search.
We thought we'd answer a few of them on our blog...
UK digital marketing firms combine together as "Marketers for an Open Web" to file complaint about Google's adtech...
The antitrust investigation is already paying off: Google will no longer be prioritizing AMP pages https://themarkup.org/google-the-giant/2020/11/19/as-antitrust-pressure-mounts-google-to-pull-back-benefit-to-news-sites-that-adopted-its-preferred-mobile-technology
Over a decade ago, we launched Panopticlick. Today, we're rereleasing it with big updates as "Cover Your Tracks." Learn more about browser fingerprinting and tracking, no matter your level of expertise, and see how well you are protected from it. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/introducing-cover-your-tracks
Five reasons to use Mojeek:
1️⃣ The only privacy-oriented Web search engine 🌎 🕷 🕸
2️⃣ The only English-language Web search engine that’s not based in Russia or USA 🇷🇺 🇺🇸
3️⃣ One gatekeeper for the Web is harmful 🕵️♂️ 🏰
4️⃣ Green data centre and shared values investors 🌍 🤑
5️⃣ We don’t track you but we do want to interact 📊 👂
The developers of Signal are currently doing a user survey:
I told them that I really like the app but also that I would like:
a) Signal on @fdroidorg
b) a proper desktop client
c) no data stored in "secure enclaves"
Maybe you'd like to tell them, too?
Given Schrem's past successes, this would be another in a quick blast of bad stories for the 'privacy' company, they've had a pretty bad weekend.
Keep eyes on... 👀
Search engine misinformation?
Feedback is always welcome and sometimes it's too good to not highlight:
"Obviously Mojeek, despite what it pretends, is controlled by google and other censors. They don't want the truth to come through. You want to play censorship, ok, I'll boycott you"
How about other search engines?
Interesting: robots.txt, is a standard used by websites to communicate with web crawlers and other web robots.
Even more interesting: it kind of happened... by accident.
"Joe Biden's transition is absolutely stacked with tech industry players, according to a list of Biden agency review teams released Tuesday. "
The revolving door keeps on spinning...
The alternative search engine that does what’s right, that values and respects your privacy, whilst providing its own unique and unbiased search results.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!