@abloo @strypey you're right about #FediBlock for #Cloudflare-powered #Fediverse instances though
I mean, if https://checkforcloudflare.selesti.com can detect Cloudflare 100% accurately, we can do this too, and therefore prevent privacy-invasive Fediverse instances from connecting to the whole Fediverse network. Or we will sandbox them, at least, I heard somewhere that fully blocking Fediverse instances is bad, but I don't know /shrug
@BlackWinnerYoshi What kind of privacy do you think you're protecting? The vast majority of the fediverse consists of public posts on sites that can be accessed with any tool that speaks web protocols. There's are a plethora of ways to harvest and mine the data, it's not private in any way, shape, or form. DMs are not E2EE, so they're about as private as email (except when people use PGP tools, Autocrypt etc). Once we solve these problems, Cloudflare is just another dumb relay.
@strypey @abloo eh, maybe you're right. But the Great Cloudwall of the USA does go down sometimes, and so do all websites powered with it (and other problems described in https://codeberg.org/crimeflare/cloudflare-tor/src/branch/master/readme/en.md)
@strypey @abloo @BlackWinnerYoshi the free and open (non-cloudflare) fediverse allows #Tor connections & thus the privacy of not revealing IP addresses (read: PII) while also preventing ISPs from tracking where their customers visit. #CloudFlare DoSes Tor users thus attacking #privacy. And if you so much as execute the #CAPTCHA j/s, you feed #hCAPTCHA, who then finances CloudFlare.
@NEETzsche So here's the thing. Computer languages are not created equal. Like tools in a carpenters tool box, they each have their pros and cons, and use cases for which they are suitable and unsuitable. There are a limited range of things for which JS is very useful and the correct tool. Using it for stuff like GPU parallel processing is like trying to use a screwdriver to drill a hole in cast iron. You might get there eventually, but it's not the right tool to do the job efficiently.
@strypey Their site also looks disastrous on mobile. Maybe it's just my phone but so many elements are broken, cut in half, spilling over other elements, and hard to use. I guess they weren't thinking about mobile users either...
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