New blocking rules! On 31st March 2021, Laura blocked a blocker blocker, fixed a site and blocked ten new trackers.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 26th February 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed six sites and blocked six new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

better.fyi/news/

New blocking rules! On 27th January 2021, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed five sites and blocked five new trackers.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

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If you missed today’s Small Is Beautiful live stream, you can watch the recording here:

small-tech.org/events/small-is

We talked about Laura’s work on @better and Site.js Hugo templates, @margodeweerdt’s lovely illustrations for the photo blog template, and my preliminary work on Place – the fork of Site.js that I’m working on specifically for the Small Web.

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech #SmallWeb

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Small is Beautiful

Our first stream for 2021 is tomorrow.

Join @laura and me for an update on our work on @better, Site.js (sitejs.org), and Small Web (small-tech.org/research-and-de).

Have your webcam/mic and headphones ready if you want to join the conversation in the studio.

small-tech.org/events/small-is

#SmallIsBeautiful #SmallTech #SmallWeb #LiveStream

New blocking rules! On 24th December 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed five sites and blocked five new trackers.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by opening the app and choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 13th May 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed two sites and blocked one new tracker.

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

New blocking rules! On 27th March 2020, Laura blocked three blocker blockers, fixed two sites and blocked one new tracker.

better.fyi

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

Minor blocking rules update! Today I fixed access to spiegel⋅de. If you use that site, please always use in a Private Window to minimise their tracking. —Laura

better.fyi/news/

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

💙 New blocking rules! On 5th February 2020, Laura blocked one blocker blocker, fixed one site and blocked seven new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

better.fyi/news/

Just added a load of lovely 5⭐️ reviews from the App Stores to our site. Thank you to everyone who’s taken the time to write one! 💙—Laura

better.fyi/reviews/

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A happy ending to the Better Blocker saga

TL; DR: Apple have been in touch and offered us a way to migrate to our new not-for-profit without impacting the experience of existing Better Blocker (@better) customers.

ar.al/2020/01/20/a-happy-endin

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Important Better Blocker announcement coming in a bit…

New blocking rules! Last Friday Laura blocked one blocker blocker, and blocked nine new trackers.

The rules will auto-update if the app is running. If it’s not, you can get the new rules by choosing ‘Update rules’ or ‘Check again now’ from Better’s menu.

better.fyi/news/

Hi folks, just to let you know that we’ll be closing our forum in the next couple of days. Support for Better Blocker will still be available from here and via email to hello@small-tech.org. —Laura

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“You are building an infrastructure that can be later co-opted in undesirable ways by large multinationals and state surveillance apparatus…”

theguardian.com/technology/201

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“Some people think that technology is magic, that artificial intelligence will save us,” Vance said. “A lot of the questions and a lot of the privacy concerns haven’t [been] thought of, let alone addressed.”

theguardian.com/world/2019/oct

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“Ubiquitous computing is still a fantasy, but not because the technology isn’t ready. It is. The fantasy is that any system mediating someone’s personal experience of the physical world that uses a modern corporation’s digital infrastructure would be objective or neutral. Humans are data and data is money, and this is the business model of many of the technology firms up to the task of ubiquitous computing.”

kotaku.com/the-creators-of-pok

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“Activists and tech critics sometimes use the word complicit when talking about companies that look the other way when their inventions are causing harm. Assistive might be more accurate. Providing database and web services—even just email—to a cruel immigration regime assists in the cruelty.”

slate.com/technology/2019/10/a

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