All countries of the world have the same issues with censorship and surveillance by their ISPs and Governments.
In some countries it is an inconvenience and others it is a matter of life and death.
There are tools that can help you to detect what (if any) interference is happening with your internet connection.
OONI Probe is available for mobile and desktop OSs.
The desktop version is more thorough and may take about 3 hours to do the main test for site availability.
@Pathduck said in Re: Vivaldi Blocker effectiveness in "Mail":
Maybe it's just something done by their mailing list software or service that they have little control over.
I suspect so as I have yet to run into a Mailing List service that does not track recipients (Mailchimp for instance) usually for their own statistics.
Do you trust the sender or not?
As you say... I trust the sender (Vivaldi) or in most cases, not.
I think your lists are greats.
Could you create one who blocks intrusive anti-ads-blockers ?
But please don't do it like fuckfuckadblock. If that list lets you play a streaming video wich habitually wants you to disable your adblocker, the streaming video shows pops-up. Horribles ones. (Porn, shopping, etc).
@guigirl Not the first extension to be "sold off" to a new maintainer which then proceeded to do "suspicious stuff"!
Can't really blame the original author for cashing out, but perhaps users should be alert when that happens!?
@Gwen-Dragon Exactly. Thank you for understanding me.
Unlock Origin can disable too anti-blockers in every websites.
With my two lists on Vivaldi : Aaklist and Fuck fuckadblock, the result is not exactly the same.
@TbGbe said in And yet, i just bet, all the gargo-FB-sheep will *still* keep using it.:
@npro said in And yet, i just bet, all the gargo-FB-sheep will *still* keep using it.:
Hah, most unlikely?
There was a reason I said "in theory"
Theory in an alternative universe, not this one.
There was quite a big scandal here in Norway when it was revealed the official "Smittestopp" contact tracing app did not properly handle information according to the regulations. They pulled the app and are currently making a new one as open source, not that I think it will make much of a difference, it's too late now. Maybe for future pandemics.
I love that we have such a strict watchdog/bulldog with real stopping power for even the governent-approved app. Datatilsynet
I never signed up for the original one anyway, and I keep GPS turned off on my phone so it wouldn't be much use.
Contact tracing apps can definitely be very useful, as has been shown in for instance South Korea. But I get the impression that in some countries individual privacy is not such a priority compared to the benefit of society as a whole.
I see a catch 22.
I would suggest the subforum gets less use simply because it is a sub forum with the word TOR in it, and this section already has lots of privacy related posts in, so visually enforces that this is the privacy forum, not the one labelled as such.
I agree that privacy and security very often have the same implication, however would still favour specific sections for topics so they are easier to skim, rather than search (in which case you already need to know what you are looking for).
I my opinion 1 consolidated section for all things security and privacy will be more of a tangled mess to find things in.
The tagging of posts would help instead, but we have never had a useful, visible or consistent way to add them so has fallen out of use.
Without tags we rely on sub-divisions of forums for ease of browsing.
@guigirl said in The Register article on latest Manifest v3 status.:
could v3 also basically kill aesthetic extensions like stylus
Fortunately, this is Vivaldi. I would think that userscripts and userstyles are on the Vivaldi team's to-do list. Userscripts/styles are a lot more secure then traditional extensions, after all!
It is logical that many developers finance themselves through third-party advertisements, but it is not admissible that they do it in an invasive way and also use trackers that virtually spy on user activity.
If I see, for example, a concert on YouTube, I would not be bothered if a banner with an advertisement appears at the bottom edge of the video, but if I find the artist and the user outrageous and disdainful to randomly interrupt the concert with an advertisement for minutes, even long infomercials. This benefits no one and makes an adblocker essential.
Also in various pages with animated ads that slow down the load and steal the bandwidth that the user pays, in many countries with a good amount of money.
Companies are bombarding us with ads on all sites, in apps that we use, even paid ones, but not only on the web, also on the street on every corner, on television, the mailbox at home is always full of Spam of all kinds. This is not the way to make money, it is simply harassment and I certainly salute any measure to block them and even more so the trackers.
I think there are much more discreet and fair methods to make money online, instead of the so crude and offensive method of 'foot in the door'