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posted by martyb on Thursday May 17 2018, @06:19AM   Printer-friendly
from the with-privacy-like-this... dept.

The once-venerated then once-defunct uBlock had been abandoned for years. Minimal interaction on Github, almost no commits, no interaction on the issue tracker not much of anything besides asking for donations for nothing. Well, a few months ago, a user by the name of uBlockAdmin unceremoniously joined Github and was given control of the uBlock repository. Not many changes have happened since. Basically, just changing the Readme around and bumping the versions for the various browsers, while ignoring the breaking bugs that makes bumping versions a bad idea. But, one commit does stand out from the rest: That is right folks, a privacy tool that makes money from people confusing it for another piece of software now has the bonus feature of tracking you! With renewed activity and new versions being deployed to the various extension stores (thus making it harder to tell the real from old by latest release date and incompatibility with newer browser versions), it might be a good idea to check if you are using the real thing:

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Azuma Hazuki on Friday May 18 2018, @03:55AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) Subscriber Badge on Friday May 18 2018, @03:55AM (#681000) Journal

    "Differing views" mean somewhere between squat and jack squat when we are speaking of matters of fact, Danny Boy. The text says what it says, and it uses language like "aionios," "kolasis," and "olethros," NOT "aidios" or "timoria."

    And if you think you haven't "generally [said] anything here that is too scary," that's because you don't examine your own beliefs critically, probably because your worldview doesn't give you the tools with which to do so.

    In case you need that last one hammered home to you again: infinite punishment for finite crimes committed by finite beings with finite powers in a finite timespan with a finite reach is infinite injustice. The fact that you don't see this is terrifying, both of itself, and because of what it implies about your morals...or lack thereof, if your metaethics is anything like what I usually hear from apologists.

    I'm not going to lie: if it were up to me, every hellfire-and-brimstone fetishist on the planet would be burned 2/3 to death and then left to fend for themselves as shaking, gibbering, permanently-traumatized crawling masses of oozing scar tissue and eschar and agony, just to give them some perspective on what it is they say they believe. If THAT sounds scary, ponder that by comparison to your beliefs, I am not advocating anyone suffer for eternity, as you are.

    tl;dr: it's your Hell, *you* go there, and that's not even a Biblical position.

    I am "that girl" your mother warned you about...
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