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That’s what we call a lock-in, a monopoly over our lives. Cutting from them even if we don’t pay them anything willfully has a price we pay in time, effort and money.

They catch us in their webs and never let go.

gizmodo.com.au/2019/02/i-cut-t

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Not going to do this but it sure was interesting to read about, especially the part where multiple otherwise OK solutions fails due to being hosted on AWS or GCP.

#faang #hosting

@eitland yup! SO MANY decent tools and cool softwares are hosted on AWS servers ಠ_ಠ it's really maddening. Alternatives ask for a lot of efforts and loss of comfort and convenience. That's the price of our privacy :(

@mcpaccard Personally I won't be blocking almost anything at the host level (exceptions for certain web analytics software etc). I do run noscript though, partially as an experiment (I like to see how much of the we is still usable without JavaScript) and partly because of speed and security.

@mcpaccard Hi. I took inspiration from this Kashmir Hill's research series, and reused data from VPN Dhruv created for her research, I built this Firefox addon to help everyone easily replicate Kash's research in their browser without complex VPN setup.

Pls take a look at my toot for pic and install link. Apart from the big 5, I added CloudFlare as it was a feature request from users.

framapiaf.org/web/statuses/101

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