occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

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@thamesynne yeah. The GDPR says "you can't do this"; companies went "but we want to do this, so we'll make everything waaay more annoying so we can continue to do so despite the law specifically trying to prevent it".

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