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Times has tried to track me in the past day: 500+

Times has tried to track me in the past day: 1000+

Times has tried to track me in the past day: 2000+

Times has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times has tried to track me in the past day: 0

Times has tried to track me in the past day: 0

This is why we need to leave proprietary network services. They will *always* track you.

@Parnikkapore I keep the same tab open all day, and my uBlock Origin counter reached those numbers (I'm not smart enough to use uMatrix).

@DashEquals Try it with Pastebin. Make sure uBO is on.

I really want to see _those_ numbers :blobcat:

@DashEquals

How do you check how they tracked you?
I still use reddit but wasn't aware that they were that bad compared to other "social media".

@DashEquals

Thanks. I use it and shall keep s closer eye to what's blocked

@DashEquals
> Times #Mastodon has tried to track me in the past day: Unknown.

FTFY. There are things like followbots and rogue instances.

But I get your point, if you're talking about centralized services.

@DashEquals чего? слежка в день? или чего?

@pazan
Analytics APIs, ad servers, etc. This is a low estimate.

@DashEquals Not much of a surprise, given all the "proprietary" services you mentioned are explicitely free-of-charge for end users and get their funding from placing ads and tracking users. Choosing and paying for sustainably operated services seems a much better option here.

@z428
Totally agree. Mastodon is my only real social media and I'm very happy with it.

@DashEquals Perhaps dev.lemmy.ml/#/ will eventually grow to be a good alternative to Reddit?

@whomever
Yeah, looks like a good project (prismo is also promising)

@DashEquals Nothing stops people from adding trackers to their instances, but at least I have the choice not to use those.

@DashEquals And thanks to this toot, I suddenly know about a thing called Funkwhale. Gonna check that out later.

@cyberpunklibrarian
Enjoy! If you're looking for an instance I'd recommend funkwhale.mastodon.host (although most people end up self hosting).

@DashEquals thanks for the #Funkwhale exposure. Didn't know about that one.

@DashEquals getting people (in general) on board with the whole "all the stuff you use every day is bad" thing

@koenaro Ah, that's true. I still use many of those services, although I'm trying to switch over.

@DashEquals except matrix might track it's users with the Eunomia deal in place eventually. Same with Mastodon.

But at least one can still fork it
@DashEquals where did these numbers come from? did you count every request to google analytics or something?
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