I wonder what the internal process is that leads to this popup (and what they hope to learn from it)...

@da Sam browser is a Firefox preview (fenix) fork. Didn't change much yet except adding dat and antitracking.

Other one is the same reference browser fork I posted at while ago.

I wrote a summary of where we're at in achieving browser-to-browser communication with IPFS.

Slow but steady progress towards true user agency.
RT @dietrich@twitter.com
We're making significant progress on a distributed web...

Putting you in control of your online experience by integrating IPFS into web browsers.


@socalledunitedstates DDG also uses Bing for results. Only a tiny minority of the smaller search engines actually have their own index.

@dietrich Do you have a working libdweb build? I could try bundling it in a Geckoview browser.

We're making significant progress on a distributed web...

Putting you in control of your online experience by integrating IPFS into web browsers.


@gedvondur Fuck TCP especially. It is so outdated its outrageous its allowed to persist. It wastes phenomenal sums of energy daily with its legacy design. It is very good that Google is proposing to deprecate it for the most common types of TCP traffic with QUIC/HTTP3.

I'm not the first person to note that the OSI model creates a weird compression into layer 4, which is also the layer where it's most difficult to build a dynamic and reactive network.

Of course, the P2P model is inappropriate for getting you to your search engine. But for users, this should be an implementation detail and the current state of affairs is already pretty ridiculous, with only the goodwill of most actors keeping the L4 network integral (with some nations acting badly at L4 and L7 to completely turbo-fuck the entire internet). But still, I'm for replacing the entire stack

And for reference, I work on one of the largest combined CDN and L7 traffic routing networks in the world.

Created an F-Droid repo with an updated version of the Cliqz Concept Browser, plus Firefox Preview fork with anti-tracking, adblocking and Dat built in!

In F-Droid settings add the following repository:

MASSIVE milestone reached in Matrix bridging! Slack Bridge is now 1.0: puppeting, threading, editing, reactions, great performance! We have it all! Read the news at matrix.org/blog/2019/10/03/mat #bridging #slack #decentralisation

Just integrated discovery-swarm-webrtc into dat-webext. Very easy to integrate and works well alongside the existing discovery stack. Hopefully some of the webrtc networking tricks can help users on networks that are difficult to hole-punch on.


@da I think we just put the checkbox there in case we wanted to make a distinction and allow some ads through. At the moment it doesn't do anything...

I've removed google tracking from my website.

Firefox 69.0 :firefox: available:


– Enhanced Tracking Protection will be turned on by default; default standard setting for this feature now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers
– support for the Web Authentication HmacSecret extension via Windows Hello
– various security fixes

#firefox #mozilla #firefox69 #tracking #etp #webauthn #infosec #security #cybersecurity

Fixed the sandboxing issues that dat-webext had on Mac and Linux. Now it works everywhere :). Looking forward to pushing dat support out to a larger audience soon!

@da That sounds like what coil (coil.com/) are doing. They also proposed a web monetisation API (github.com/interledger/rfcs/bl).

Didn't hear much about Flattr since the Eyeo acquisition, wonder how they're doing with the increased competition...

Just tested to see if I can put a dat:// URL into my Firefox RSS Feed reader extension. It works!

"You’ve to enable third-party cookies in your browser for Scroll to do its thing." ctrl.blog/entry/scroll.com-fir from @da

Interestingly, Scroll contacted us at Ghostery during their beta phase as our cookie blocking was preventing the subscription detection. I suggested a few ways they could implement the service without having to track all non-scroll users too, including a per-site login button, but unfortunately they didn't take up the offer...

First, [Google]’s continuing to argue that third-party cookies are actually fine, and companies like Apple and Mozilla who would restrict trackers’ access to user data will end up harming user privacy. This argument is absurd. But unfortunately, as long as Chrome remains the most popular browser in the world, Google will be able to single-handedly dictate whether cookies remain a viable option for tracking most users.


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