Brave blocking privacy-respecting stats is especially ironic given that their web browser literally tracks everything you do on the web, uploads profiles of you, and then explicitly and literally sells your attention to an ad network.
@cassidyjames citation needed re: "uploads profiles of you". Their whole marketing is that the browser does not leak any info and that ad-matching happens in-device.
@cassidyjames FWIW, they are aware of this issue, and there appears to be a more technical reasoning to their choices.
Nothing conclusive, but if the upstream block lists that Brave relies on are convinced about Plausible, then we might see a better outcome not only on Brave, but on every extension etc that currently blocks Plausible.
@gvs never said they sell your data. They literally sell your attention, hence their Basic Attention Token.
I replied to the thread regarding *uploading* data (they don’t), but the point of hypocrisy stands.
@cassidyjames Why on Earth did you turn on the rewards? How would it reward you if you didn’t turn on the tracking? Why would it track you if you don’t turn on the tracking?
@gvs @epic My issue is that Brave applies different standards to websites that they heavy-handedly block and break than they do to their own software. Open source sites like Plausible are broken, and their ethical revenue is put at risk by Brave because “Plausible does tracking!” when Brave also “does tracking.” Both are privacy-respecting. Brave doesn’t seem to care.
@gvs @epic that’s literally already what they are doing. They allow Google and Facebook scripts because, well, they’re needed for some things and the ethics are worth the tradeoffs for them. But they’ve decided that Plausible is categorically evil, even when it is entirely open source, ethical, GDPR compliant, and cookie-free.
@cassidyjames Some of us also avoid Google and Facebook like the plague. I’m not as sophisticated as gvs, so I just don’t turn marketing on when it can be helped or go to places whose jobs are to market me or my information. They’ve got enough, still get enough, I refuse to enable them. No sign-ins with collection bots like Google or Facebook, don’t search with Google (it doesn’t work anyway), don’t visit pages on Facebook (it blocks you after a few short seconds unless you turn on collection).
Try it even if not to avoid tracking. Avoid all mainstream media including social. Immersing yourself in propaganda while saying your brain being affected is like doing drugs while saying you’re the only one they won’t affect.
At least the propaganda comes at you from all sides at once on the Fediverse. Everybody crazy here. Now, you pick and choose what to eat instead of being force-fed from a few narrow troughs. @gvs
@gvs His webpage does say his (I assume unpaid) programming work is for GNU. Instead of trying to avoid the propaganda machine, Cassidy might be a budding propagandist himself, honing his skills on you.
“If at first you don’t succeed, block and try again?” I don’t think that will work, but I can hardly filter all the propaganda, much less source it from within myself. @cassidyjames
@gvs I replied in the thread, also this thread exists on Twitter, no need to keep linking between the two.
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