@markosaric that's better than I thought actually
@markosaric I did not work for me. It said there is an issue with Backlight. I will try again later. Thanks for sharing this information. It all helps and shows we what are dealing with. Blessings
@markosaric This works as expected for my favourite benchmark brigitte.de when I test blockers. That "women's magazine" is basically without real content even measured against the low bar of typical cliché resentment. It's just trackers and cookies.
@markosaric My local newspaper's site has 38 ad trackers and 75 third-party cookies. (gazetteseries dot co dot uk, in case you want to admire the fantastic UX this creates.)
@markosaric Fascinating. My own personal web site, a WordPress instance with a few plugins, has an Alphabet cookie and I have no idea what I installed that should report anything at all to them. Many thanks for this, now I will investigate.
@stevefoerster you're welcome! yeah you seem to have several calls to google mostly because of google fonts
@markosaric Perhaps that's something in the theme? But I'm using one of the "boring" default WP themes. 🤔
@stevefoerster likely the theme but could be a plugin too. try switch to a different theme. i think the new default theme doesn't have any google connection
@markosaric Probably a plugin. Another site I have that uses the same theme comes up clean. Now to compare plugin use between them....
@markosaric that’s awesome, thanks for sharing. I will even donate and support that. Besides Mastodon the only other “social media” that I still use is Tumblr and the result was very good!
backlight privacy scan gives good results on fedi sites, sourcehut, element.io (unsurprisingly)
perhaps more surprising is bandcamp and itch.io also get perfect scores. github does well but not perfect, which I didn't expect.
despite mozilla harping on and on about privacy, they have an alphabet ad tracker on their site.
gitlab, circleci, and spotify all come out a total mess. not even going to bother scanning news sites and big sites like amazon because I already know what it'll say.
@markosaric Doesn't work properly if there is a cookie-consent wall. In that case it only checks the outside of the consent wall, not the actual website.
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