A place to discuss privacy and freedom in the digital world.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
- Posting a link to a website containing tracking isn’t great, if contents of the website are behind a paywall maybe copy them into the post
- Don’t promote proprietary software
- Try to keep things on topic
- If you have a question, please try searching for previous discussions, maybe it has already been answered
- Reposts are fine, but should have at least a couple of weeks in between so that the post can reach a new audience
- Be nice :)
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You can assume that they don’t. Sadly you’ll be right most of the times. ._.
I’d say it depends on your threat model, but you may consider to always use a proxy, VPN or the like. Blacklight is good to check sites. There are also some websites to check for GDPR compliance, e.g.,. https://illegal.analyticsscanner.com or https://2gdpr.com
I’d recommend to use Tor on all websites, except the ones you need to login for some social account, in this case a separated browser for this purpose would be best. But if you want to check if a website respects your privacy before opening it, you can check in this link:
Put a URL in the field and scan it, it will show all the trackers this link has before visiting it.
JS is a cancer, not needed 99.99% of the time and makes the web less efficient.
Yup totally agree, I always leave JS disabled, I only enabled in some rare exceptions. The good part is that all my favorite news websites, they have some kind of RSS feed, so I can read the news locally on my computer without having to go to these websites