Basically when you use #Chrome/ium this allows Google to track you for any site using this "feature" and you won't even know it nor can you easily prevent it. [2/3]
What you can do:
* as a website admin/newspaper publisher: Do not use AMP!
* as a user: Use another browser (uhm @firefox) and use an "no AMP" add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/amp2html/
* #SwitchToFirefox: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/switch/
* another example on how #google abuses it's #monopoly on #chrome for fighting #adblockers: https://social.wiuwiu.de/@rugk/102323061506790600
* a #joke about #Chrome, #Safari and #Firefox in a bar: https://social.wiuwiu.de/@rugk/102323121010402287
BTW nice article about the problems with Google AMP: https://www.polemicdigital.com/google-amp-go-to-hell/
@rugk I'm reliving a strong déjà vu from the days when Firefox was fighting IE :-)
Das ist doch mal 'ne coole Grafik.
@rugk Thank you so much for this post!Yes,Chrome absolutely sucks,I'll never use that piece of shit and I also will NEVER implement AMP into my website.But when I saw shitty AMP links here,I always had to copy the link into the address bar and remove the AMP part by hand because I couldn't find any addon which stops that shit for me.Now I finally have a easy solution!! 👍 👍 👍
@rugk the worst is the framing. The media is rewarding it:
No, they’re not “clearing up confusion”. They’re straight out lying.
@chucker 2. You're right of course. It's crazy how that article ends:
"For website users, having the correct URL in the address bar will make it easier to copy the URL of a site to save or share."
Sure… yes… everything will be fine… totally FINE! Go away. Here is nothing to see…
@rugk it’s also the Chromium playbook du jour where they say “it’s fine! We put it in a spec so it’s a standard! (That we unilaterally pushed but sure!)”
@rugk yeah. Problem is, DuckDuckGo still isn’t good enough for search. I default to it but have to hit !g a lot
@rugk it has to do with it that I only accidentally shared an AMP link because I was using Google to search.
I often find DDG to offer subpar results on specific queries.
@fence sadly many people…
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