most of the contention was that people was able to 'self-host' amp, as if that was going to happen for anything but few selected cases.
> the solid connection between users and ALL their activities  seems to completely dissolve any anonymity, period.
and wait to hear what cloudflare does!
> We collect End Users’ information when they use our Customers’ websites, web applications, and APIs. This information may include but is not limited to IP addresses, system configuration information, and other information about traffic to and from Customers’ websites
I noticed that of all the controversial stuff I say on here, it's the stuff that criticizes Google that gets downvoted. The obvious conclusion is that there's a heavy number of Google employees here who feel, I suppose you can call it "passion."
However it's obvious to me that there's an authoritarian posturing that Google is pursuing. Surely the stopping of disabling of video autoplay should have been a big red fucking flag to stop using Chrome if you value your privacy and control over your equipment. You don't need to be Richard Stallman to understand that Google is a core ad-tech company, and they're doing everything possible to facilitate that industry and its dubious profits.
I understand the risk of "evil" they could pull off with such a huge portion if internet traffic flowing through them, but the "you pay us for this service" model means they don't _need_ to monetize in evil ways. Whether they end up doing that or not remains to be seen.
I'm 100% against AMP though. As noted elsewhere, Google has repeatedly demonstrated they're not to be trusted.
but while that database might not be monetized by cloudflare, the mere existence of it makes it a high value target for everyone else.
we got all high confidence on cf's engineering, but we're one inch away from having everyone skeleton in the closet running out at large.
I mean usa just had an election whose result was allegedly influenced one way or another by state sponsored hacking. it doesn't get more higher stakes than that.
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