Twitter CDN by Twitter (twimg.com)
Twitter uses twimg.com to host images “to streamline [their] image hosting and offer better performance” Source
Ethical design violations
(Learn more about Ethical Design.)
Decentralised, free and open alternatives that adhere closer to the Ethical Design Manifesto:
- When quoting tweets, consider using text-only quotations that link back to the tweet or using your own representation of a tweet instead of Twitter’s embed code. That way, you won’t expose the people who trust you to being tracked by Twitter, Inc. You will also helping to decentralise the web.
Although the content itself is allowed to load, we block cookies to make sure that it does not track people.
- trigger: - url-filter: twimg.com - action: - type: block-cookies
High: found on 2.7% of surveyed sites (199 instances observed).
- “We may tailor the Services for you based on your visits to third-party websites that integrate Twitter buttons or widgets. When these websites first load our buttons or widgets for display, we receive Log Data that includes the web page you visited and a cookie that identifies your browser” Source
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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