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Ethical design violations
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Invisible tracking pixel.
Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the Ethical Design Manifesto:
Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.
- trigger: - url-filter: disqus.com - action: - type: block-cookies
High: found on 1.7% of surveyed sites (121 instances observed).
- “Advertising is the primary way Disqus makes money. We are paid by advertisers to serve content. We share that resulting revenue with the publishers using this feature of our Service.” Source
- “We may receive Personally Identifiable Information about you from third parties, including, for example, information about your transactions, purchase history, or relationships with various product and service providers, and your use of certain applications. For example, if you access our website or Service through a third-party connection or log-in, for example, through Facebook Connect, by “following,” “liking,” linking your account to the Disqus service, etc., that third party may pass certain information about your use of its service to Disqus.” Source
- “Clear Gifs/Web Beacons Information: When you use the Service, we may employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons)” Source
- Thanks to Francois Marier for the recommendation of Commento.
Better is a Safari content blocker for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. It protects you from trackers and malvertising by enforcing the principles of Ethical Design.
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