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A browser extension shows what the Internet would look like without big technology companies

via:cnBeta.COM     time:2021/2/25 3:05:55     readed:149

The economic security project has released a browser plug-in to prevent users from accessing any website that uses the IP address owned by Google, Facebook, Microsoft or Amazon to express their views on the big technology monopoly.The extension is big tech detective. After using it for one day, it makes people understand that it is almost impossible to avoid these companies in modern Internet.

Currently, the app must be sidemounted on Chrome browser, and it can also be sidemounted on Firefox. By default, it just keeps track of how many requests are sent and to which companies. If you configure the extension to actually block websites, if the website you are visiting sends a request to any of the four companies, you will see a big red pop-up window. The pop-up window will also include a list of all requests so that you can see what is being requested.

Duckduckgo and fastmail, popular alternatives to Google search and email, are blocked by this extension because they load resources from Google and duckduckgo loads things from Microsoft. In fact, almost all conceivable search engines have been blocked. Microsoft's Bing, Yahoo, startpage, ecosia, and even Ask.com .

If you can't connect to the four major websites and have IP addresses, trying to use the Internet will definitely make it more difficult for users to work: not only can't easily search information, but basically all news websites are blocked. If you can't work, what about entertainment? It can be tricky, too. Google obviously owns youtube, but Netflix, Hulu, floatplane, mangadex, and even Vimeo all have big red lock screens with the help of the expansion of large technology companies. The same is true for online shopping. Etsy has loaded the resources of these four companies and has been expanded and blocked.

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