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Reddit Blackout: Is this the end?

"Over the past week, the internet has been abuzz with news of the Reddit Blackout, a protest by volunteer moderators who have shut down over 5000 subreddits in opposition to the platform's new API pricing policies.  Originally set to last for just 48 hours, the blackout has continued indefinitely, and tensions between the moderators and Reddit's owners are mounting. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at what's been happening with the Reddit Blackout and what it means for the future of the platform. Is this the end of Reddit as we know it? Let's find out." Introduction Brief explanation of what the Reddit blackout is The Reddit blackout is a protest by the site's users against the company's plans to introduce charges for third-party apps. The protest involves subreddits going offline to prevent the changes from happening. This has resulted in some major subreddits joining the blackout indefinitely, while others are taking partial steps by b

Check if Your Browser Is Safe From Tracking With This Free Tool

Your browser can track you using cookies and fingerprinting. So how can you check whether Chrome, Brave, or another browser is tracking you?

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BY DAMIR MUJEZINOVIC

Web tracking is a process that revolves around collecting and sharing information about a person's activities online. It is mostly done through tracking cookies and digital fingerprinting.

If you care at all about maintaining your privacy, you probably already know how important it is to use a secure and private browser. But how can you determine if your browser is safe from tracking? There's a very handy tool you can use...

How to Check Browser Tracking Using a Cover Your Tracks Test

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit digital rights group based in the United States, has a simple and free tool called Cover Your Tracks that quickly checks if your browser is protecting you from tracking.

To conduct this check, head over to coveryourtracks.eff.org, and click the TEST YOUR BROWSER button. Also, make sure you enable the Test with a real tracking company function for a more reliable analysis.

In about 30 seconds or so, you will get a fairly detailed, but easy-to-read report regarding your browser's performance in terms of tracking protection. Using Cover Your Tracks, we first tested the Brave browser.

But what about a more mainstream browser like Microsoft Edge? How does it compare to Brave, and does it protect against tracking and fingerprinting? According to Cover Your Tracks, the answer is no: Edge has a unique fingerprint, and it does not block trackers.


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