John Oliver Blackmails Congress With Their Own Digital Data - The ‘Last Week Tonight’ host paid shady brokers for lawmakers’ digital histories — promising not to release the info so long as Congress passes legislation protecting all consumers’ data

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  • Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support
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  • AmIUnique

    Learn how identifiable you are on the Internet

    Everyone should check out this site, which talks about the browser aspect of metadata identification (like the show discussed): https://amiunique.org

  • hosts

    🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • Ultimate.Hosts.Blacklist

    The Ultimate Unified Hosts file for protecting your network, computer, smartphones and Wi-Fi devices against millions of bad web sites. Protect your children and family from gaining access to bad web sites and protect your devices and pc from being infected with Malware or Ransomware.

  • disconnect-tracking-protection

    Canonical repository for the Disconnect services file

    However the ultimate proof that it’s effective is that advertisers use it: a quarter of the top 10,000 websites globally use fingerprinting (https://www.zdnet.com/article/a-quarter-of-the-alexa-top-10k-websites-are-using-browser-fingerprinting-scripts/) and basically every company you’ve heard of uses it: https://github.com/disconnectme/disconnect-tracking-protection/blob/master/descriptions.md

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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