Try this: https://thenextweb.com/about/#contact
Doesn't justify the tracking and intrusive ads, all I'm saying is, businesses are gonna business. Even here, an aggregator and community I respect, people complain about trackers and in the next breath, get angry because sites like the Wall Street Journal have setup paywalls, and some even get angry about things like the Guardian asking for a donation at the end of their articles.
I mean I can't imagine these news sites enjoy selling their souls to the Devil, but it's not like we gave them a massive list of alternatives.
It's not like they gave us anything worth an alternative. Most news is garbage and has little to no immediate impact on anyone's life that would make it worth paying for.
The text of GDPR expressly allows companies to make you prove you are entitled to any rights you claim, though.
Yes, it's important to know what FB and Google are doing but I think it's hurting us by not focusing on ALL companies.
One, this is trivially defensible against with a VPN. Two, ISPs have regional scale; Facebook and Google are international. Three, we have actual evidence of Facebook repeatedly dropping the ball and causing tangible harm on multiple continents. We don’t have the latter for ISPs nor Google (in respect of the latter, outside YouTube).
ISPs may have regional scale, but the big ones, Comcast, Verizon, etc. run significant parts of the internet's uplinks and switching infrastructure, and you can bet it's not just outgoing traffic they snoop. They have been caught with their fingers in the cookie jar many many times. At least with FB and Google you can choose not to use their services and block their trackers. You can't choose where your packets flow, and in many regions there is literally only one option for bandwidth because of local government sanctioned monopolies over the infrastructure.
None of those transgressions resulted in visible, tangible harm the way Facebook's have.
Would I love to go after the ISPs? Sure. But going after them is falling for policy perfectionism. Facebook and Google are in the crosshairs. This isn't a choice between doing something about them or the ISPs; it's a choice between doing something about them or not. If privacy advocates want to do more than talk, this is the time to show discipline.
They'll be back to CEO-worship and kids eating soap soon enough.