World: Google, you are so smart, impartial, and benevolent, please write all our protocols and standards.

Google: Oh yeah, btw, we don’t think you should be able to protect yourself from being tracked on our browser.

Google to break uBlock Origin on Chromium.

bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/i

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PS. While we’re at it, let’s entrust all our freedom of speech to Google also.

@aral Well, nobody (including google) is obliged to host other people's opinions on their infrastructure. That's why we are using Mastodon :P

@zalandocalrissian Exactly. Now think about how much of the population depends on Google and Facebook and <insert every other surveillance capitalist here> and you’ve just summarised why human rights and democracy are fucked unless we move beyond surveillance capitalism.

@aral well, when I checked the bug yesterday there were two comments. First one begging Google to fix this otherwise the guy goes back to Firefox. Second one calling for a Chromium Fork.

I can easily imagine that a lot of comments are out of the topic.

Then I would definitely prefer that these comments would be hidden by default.

@AMDG2 @aral

If so, you should make reading such offtopic comments possible, but optional (eg in a separate page), not remove them.

After all the comment author is visible, so people can be held accountable for what they write.

@aral freedom of speech neither requires anyone to distribute your opinion, nor to hear it. It simply states you may not be punished for expressing it.

@aral without sarcasm I can say, it's really convenient how you did not include comment 33.

@ng0 There’s literally a link to the page in the original toot. I hadn’t even realised until you just pointed it out. I’m sorry I cropped out part of their excuse.

@aral I wonder whay no one has quoted #xkcd yet…

xkcd.com/1357/

That said, BTW, I would agree with you if that were on Facebook or so, but it's just the Chromium bug tracker.

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