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remove AI from Google Search on Firefox

Published: May 19, 2024 00:00

This seems to work to remove “AI” stuff from the top of Google search results on Firefox. (Tested on desktop Firefox for Linux.) Go to the hamburger menu → Settings → Search and remove “Google Search.” Do a regular Google search for a word. Bookmark the…

an easy experiment to support behavioral advertising

Published: May 4, 2024 00:00

This is a follow-up to a previous post on how a majority of US residents surveyed are now using an ad blocker, and how the survey found that privacy concerns are now the number one reason to block ads. Almost as long as Internet privacy tools have been a…

blog fix: remove stray files

Published: May 1, 2024 00:00

Another update from the blog. Quick recap: I’m re-doing this blog with mostly Pandoc and make, with a few helper scripts. This is a personal web site and can be broken sometimes, and one of the breakage problems was: oops, I removed a draft post from the…

realistic-3p-cookies.md

Published: April 27, 2024 00:00

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realistically get rid of third-party cookies

Published: April 27, 2024 00:00

How would a browser realistically get rid of third-party cookies, if the plan was to just replace third-party cookies, and the project requirements did not include a bunch of anticompetitive tricks too? Start offering a very scary dialog to a fraction of…

where is the data?

Published: April 21, 2024 00:00

This is a follow-up to a previous post on how a majority of US residents surveyed are now using an ad blocker, and how the survey found that privacy concerns are now the number one reason to block ads. Almost as long as online privacy tools have been a…

planning for SCALE 2025

Published: April 14, 2024 00:00

I missed Southern California Linux Expo this year. Normally I can think of a talk to do, but between work and [virus redacted] I didn’t have a lot of conference abstract writing time last fall. I need some new material anyway. The talks that tend to do…

B L O C K in the U S A

Published: April 12, 2024 00:00

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why the USA should not have a Federal privacy law

Published: April 12, 2024 00:00

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GPC all the things!

Published: April 3, 2024 00:00

(this post is subject to change as I come up with more places. Get in touch if you want to suggest one.) Now that we have Global Privacy Control for the web, can we do better? Where else do we need it? Not everything is on the web. The big risk of having…