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.


@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)


- 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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