check out "Cloud Firewall", a #BigTech blocker by Gokulakrishna Sudharsan that was inspired by Kashmir Hill's series and Dhruv Mehrotra's VPN: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cloud-firewall/
@privacylab how does this compare/contrast with decentraleyes?
Great! I'll add this to Awesome #HumaneTechnology
@popefucker @roipoussiere @privacylab hi, developer of cloud firewall here. Yesterday was the first 0.0.1 release, I wished to release ASAP before everyone forgets @KashHill's living without big 5 tech series. In future version, I will add setting to allow user to decide which "resource types" wants to block. Currently it looks at IP of every 1p/3p resource and checks if IP is present in known (bundled) list of ipv4/ipv6 ranges owned by clouds. Pic has list of resource types.
@roipoussiere @popefucker @privacylab hi cloud firewall developer here. It's not just a blocker with list of few host names like Amazon.com and YouTube com. I literally mean "cloud firewall", it looks at IP address of site+ all 1p/3p resources and checks if IP is present in known (bundled) list of ipv4 ipv6 ranges owned by cloud companies. Not the "big tech sites" but "anything hosted in clouds" :)
Please try it out once and review settings page and help page (which is same as readme in repo)
@popefucker @privacylab hi, I created Cloud Firewall. It is a firewall i.e it looks at IP address of every 1p/3p resources and checks if it's present in the known (bundled) list of ipv4 or ipv6 ranges owned by cloud companies and decides to cancel request if user has enabled blocking. PFA pic for supported request types it analyzes.
Can you pls review the readme for examples and " how does it work section" and let me know your thoughts?
@popefucker @privacylab yes , can you please see the issues list in Gitlab? I have already wrote down a issue about adding a white list button for main_frame (address bar level) and a future feature for "resource type" level like JS, IMG level. Thanks , please let me know your thoughts if you get a chance to try it. I wished to publish it ASAP before everyone forgets Kashhill's series. It's just 1 day after first release of this add-on. :)
Also, wished to share this post by Paula, an advanced technical user of Cloud Firewall in /e/ forum about it, see what she called as "Surprises".
P.S. Firefox for Android is also supported. :)
By the way,
challenge accepted! 😛
@roipoussiere @privacylab cloud firewall developer here, glad you like it. To clarify, it's a firewall, NOT a "hosts file" type blocker with list of host names to block. It looks at IP of each resource 1p/3p and decides whether it's present hosted in a cloud by checking against bundled ipv4 ipv6 ranges owned by cloud companies. It's not just about "YouTube.com" or 'amazon.com' but stuff hosted in clouds like aws or gcp.
@roipoussiere @privacylab Hi Nathanaël. In Cloud Firewall, I have added support for working together with Decentraleyes addon and also persistence of toggle Switch states. Both these are optional, disabled by default, and can be enabled in Settings page.
Can you share feedback or comments/thoughts (Also issues or bugs or feature requests!) - I am very curious to hear more as you took it as a challenge to replicate Kash Hill's experiment :)
@roipoussiere @privacylab I took inspiration from her research to build this addon. She spent 6 weeks without top 5 tech companies and their cloud services one per week, 6th week without all of them. I reused the ASN data from Dhruv Mehrotra' s VPN which he built for her to use as part of this research series. "Life Without the Tech Giants": https://gizmodo.com/life-without-the-tech-giants-1830258056
Hm ok! Gitlab.com is hosted in Google GCP.. Also see what Paula, a cloud firewall user, posted here about her usage of this addon here in /e/ forum and what surprised her!
It's regarding how to use alternate dns resolver like TBB (currently we use dns.resolve API provided by Firefox to extensions)
Please read this issue link and boost/share it so I can provide the feature for advanced users/advanced use cases.
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