Renegotiate the web “bargain” by blocking all ads

An Adafruit ESPHole: an open-source hardware gadget the size of a matchbox with a small screen that reads ‘ESPHole/Conn’ing to Aisleds.Net…OK!/IP addr: 192.168.1.33/Checking 7061 domains/283 Nahs!

Back in 2019, I wrote a case-study on ad- and tracker-blocking as part of EFF’s series on adversarial interoperability (AKA “competitive compatibility” or comcom). My point was that the ad-tech industry says that it tracks you as part of a bargain: you trade away your privacy and get media in…

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