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

@harald @laurakalbag yes, I believe it’ll be deducted from the amount Apple pays us.

@eljay @laura If you need to, when the new apps come out, please ask Apple for a refund for the old apps. support.apple.com/en-us/HT2040

(And thank you for your support!)—Laura

@eljay @laura Thanks! We don’t have the resources to make versions for other platforms right now, but if you use uBlock origin for FF Linux, you are welcome to use our blocking rule list for free (we’ve formatted a version especially): better.fyi/blockerList.txt

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@ben_hr as in a script that is designed to block tracker blockers like ours. We call it a “blocker blocker.”

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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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