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Cake day: June 12th, 2023

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  • Ah gotcha, thanks for bringing in the source - that does come down to the ISRG selling it. The thing I’d missed in your quote is that it’s referring to aggregate data. So yeah, how that meshes with what I’ve read is that the ISRG won’t be able to view user data, but indeed the ad performance data would be sold to advertisers.


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    for the third party services that do the aggregating, which will “sell” (literal quote) the aggregate data

    You’re saying you’re literally quoting the ISRG as planning to sell the data? Because that goes directly against what I’ve read about this, which I believe says that they wouldn’t even be able to because they can’t see the data.




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    Advertisers can already easily get this data without this setting, and any measures you take to block ads also by definition affect this setting.

    Meanwhile, if this works and becomes widely available, regulators will be able to take measures against user surveillance without having to succumb to the ad industry’s argument that they won’t know whether their ads work.

    And yes, this provides data to advertisers, but it’s data about their ads, not about users.









  • Oh! Note that in Settings under Network, there’s also a VPN setting that allows you to manually configure a VPN. It has an “Import from file…” option, so presumably, there’s a way to obtain a config file that should make it work. If not, knowing which options to set might work as well.


  • A VPN is definitely an example of software you should use rpm-ostree to install.

    I think it’s fine if you use rpm-ostree for it, but it’s not necessarily required. I recently found out that the Mozilla VPN developers are experimenting (!) with building a Flatpak, and having tried it myself, it works very well.




  • There’s definitely the bureau kredietregistratie in the Netherlands.

    As far as I know you can’t “freeze” it like you describe, though you can request information on what is stored about you and who accessed it. It also costs money to run a check, and credit history doesn’t go back more than five years, doesn’t include your mortgage unless you missed paying that for longer than three months, and doesn’t include debts less than €250.

    Edit: also just checked, but the information is only shared with parties that share credit history with the BKR. I think that means that it’s basically frozen by default, i.e. only parties that are actually about to do business with you can access it, but I’m not entirely sure. They’ll at least have to do some kind of business, i.e. not be a generic data broker.