Push-back on Intrusive Internet

by Larry Emmott on June 19, 2017

in Internet

Source The Federalist: Very interesting. There is a lot of politics in this article but there is more to it than that.

Founded by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, Brave is the first browser created with the user in mind instead of what data can be mined from its customers. Like most modern browsers, it blocks ads, but it also stops trackers from getting data from what you browse. It’s made to streamline websites so they load faster, and even keeps a running tally of all of the ads and trackers that it’s removed.

Source: How To Keep Your Online Browsing Unfiltered By Political Propaganda

The article discusses systems that allow us to use the Internet and maintain some privacy and to search with less biased results. Both of those things are items I believe will become more significant in the future as people begin to realize how little privacy they have with current systems and how much of our personal information is floating around in cyberspace.

It is already kinda” creepy whenever you search a random item online and are then inundated with ads for that item all every site you visit for the next month. It would be nice to have a bit of privacy. Maybe the products discussed in the linked article will lead the way. I plan to check it out.

From the “Brave Browser” website:

It’s amazing how fast a page loads when you strip away
everything but the real content.

Up to a whopping 60% of page load time is caused by the underlying ad technology that loads
into various places each time you hit a page on your favorite news site.
And 20% of this is time spent on loading things that are trying to learn more about you.

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