If you’re a developer in 2021 and you’re adding tracking devices from Google, Facebook, etc., to your sites and apps, the one thing you can’t do any longer is to feign innocence. You know exactly what you’re doing and you’re complicit in perpetuating surveillance capitalism.

@aral I am at a webinar now, they are talking about developing skills, some are based around data collection, data analytics, allowing a business to improve their service. I don't have the heart to give them the news that for me that is zero effective and that I block facecrap, block google anaytics
We do need to develop an alternative privacy focussed education solution.

Business needs to be on the fediverse but on our terms.

@zleap @aral "We do need to develop an alternative privacy focussed education solution." do you mean like Moodle? moodle.org/

@aproposnix @zleap @aral got 5 trackers blocked on moodle (when Im just using a lame blocker such as Brave Browser) — and looks like you need to pay 150-2000 $ / year for the service. Far from a FOSS spirit I guess

@diarra @aproposnix @aral

I wonder if / what trackers are installed on individual installs then..

@zleap @diarra @aral Yeah, I would assume that it's not hard coded. If it were, I'm sure somone made a fork without it.


@aproposnix @diarra @aral yeah,

I think this is the issue we will have as trackers = ads = revenue for developers. Not a model we like but they still need to eat.

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