New study: The advertising industry is systematically breaking the law
Every time we use apps, hundreds of shadowy entities are receiving personal data about our interests, habits, and behaviour.
@markosaric Sadly, this is not surprising at all.
Last I heard there were a few GDPR-related lawsuits making their way through the legal system. I don't know of anywhere I can get the latest updates on it though.
@markosaric They must be prosecuted! People are going to jail over a couple of joints and these scumbags are getting off free.
@markosaric yes I know. That's why I wrote a DNS-over-TLS server that blocks this shit. At this point I forgot mobile ads are a thing.
My findings: ask.fm contains an ungodly amount of advertising SDKs. It took me several attempts of adding rules to block them all. It's really a shame mobile ad blocking isn't mainstream.
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.