Some of us install 'Stylish' to force wide columns on Mastodon.. Well apparently it's logging all your internet history to create a profile on users:
Time to uninstall, folks :+\
@ben0_o oh ffs.
@rtwx I know, right? I guess we should consider this to be default behaviour of all browser plug-ins now unless they explicitly state otherwise. And even then we probably shouldn't trust them still.
@ben0_o true. I mean, that's why I use Keepass without any browser integration extensions.
Sigh. No more pretty instance userstyles for me.
@sn0w nice find, ty
@ben0_o ffs :(
awww, there goes my 🍔 menus :<
@catoutofbed I've been linked to an alternative - Stylus is a fork of Stylish that doesn't record any telemetry: github.com/openstyles/stylus
Your 🍔 menus are saved!
God damnit, I need to find something new to force my web pages into dark mode.
@ben0_o Here's an article from when the change originally occurred: https://www.ghacks.net/2017/01/04/major-stylish-add-on-changes-in-regards-to-privacy/
Recent discussion about GDPR compliance: https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/8vpqqg/stylish_browser_extension_steals_all_your/
@ben0_o @kaniini this has been known forever. That's why people have been using Stylus instead.... uses the same userstyles website but the extension itself is open source and doesn't track.https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/
@ben0_o go stylus
*tosses hat on floor*
💬 O, chyort pobyery!
That's only *one* reason browser extensions shouldn't exist. Also, I can do absolutely the same with the built ins in my browser.
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