World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.

Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.

Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

#SurveillanceCapitalism #Google

@aral With Microsoft on the Chromium bandwagon this is extremely bad news.

So do we have to run Ublock Origin on an OS level now?

@nielsim @aral This will impact users on ChromeOS the most as they will not be able to switch browsers.

Despite the surveillance drawbacks, I have been recommending a Chromebook to utterly non-technical friends and family as a safe and virtually no-maintenance solution. Only thing I had to help with was install uBlock and tweak the blocklists for them. Alas, that solution will have to go out the window as well then.

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@fschaap @aral Good point, I do the same thing and was just thinking about the Chromebook of my mother.

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