I've seen a few comments online claiming that HookTube is proprietary, but AFAICT it's free code under either GPLv3+ or "MIT":
HookTube is still a lightweight front-end for YT, that doesn't autoplay videos, or try to get you to watch sensational bollox related vaguely to the video you just watched. So there's that. I'm presuming it also doesn't make users use proprietary JS in their browser? Although the embed system might result in downloading some JS from YT. Anyone know for sure?
@gwmngilfen hold fire on that, see:
@strypey without any of Google's spyware or just might be a bit of a mislead. You're still using their API and who knows what that reveals
@ragamuffinjim ae, I was jumping to conclusions there that no longer hold. See the various replies to the OP.
@ragamuffinjim I don't think it ever went as far as a suite, just a threatening letter, and David decided not to fight Goliath on this one.
@bobjonkman ok, so is the source code to the original version of the site still available? If so, maybe someone could set up a version outside US jurisdiction? Is that what invidio.us is?
@donblanco funny, I just did, and it looked pretty innocent. Maybe what you see on the HookTube main page has more to do with what goOgle knows about your browsing habits?
@strypey well I hope they aren't using Google data, but no, I haven't been Googling for male nudes, so...
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