I released a new version of my Firefox extension that will forcefully redirect you away from privacy erosive services to better alternatives. It started as a joke, but I end up actually using it.

When I want to look up a place, I instinctively and mechanically start typing "maps.googl...". This extension will instead take me to OpenStreetMaps. It will also functionally translate Google Search links to DuckDuckGo and Google Translate links to Deepl.

addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firef

@botherder I love the idea, yet it occured to me just now:

- why not also redirect whatsapp.com to app.wire.com? (free software, encrypted)

and

- redirect viber.com to signal.org, or something like that?.

@botherder While I am at it, reddit.com could happily redirect to the now operational prismo.news if you were so inclined, while instagram.com would be most fittingly replaced by pixelfed.social?.

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