Google and Facebook, I am facilitating packet filtering to block your tracking - Steven Peguero

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2021-09-28 01:30:04

If you are a computer hobbyist and are displeased with Google and Facebook nonconsensually tracking your every digital move through websites and applications not under their direct control, I encourage you to consider using sirubo, a project that I felt was imperative for me to build and release to the public under a permissive license.

I've been experimenting with sirubo during the COVID-19 pandemic, and while I plan to write a manpage and continue to address possible programmatic imperfections within sirubo's source, I believe this software is generally ready for production use on personal Linux and OpenBSD systems.

Principally, the purpose of this software is to reclaim your privacy from these Silicon Valley conglomerates. It must be noted that businesses such as Google and Facebook are fundamentally of the advertising industry. Particularly, in an era of personalized advertising, and considering the measures necessary for such an idea to be feasible, businesses such as Google and Facebook ought to not be trusted.

To conclude this first blog post of mine, I wanted to make note of some good, old-fashioned Northeastern American sarcasm that I injected into the sirubo source code (at line 14):

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