I would like to see it in action… on someone else’s computer.
I tested it. It makes a crackling sound like a Geiger counter on my laptop.
The code is here: https://github.com/berthubert/googerteller
So I won’t be using it, because even that connection is one I wouldn’t want. Anyway, I feel pretty confident in my existing anti-Google (and anti-Facebook) measures. (Presumably the add-on crackled on my machine because it attempted to reach a Google site, but hopefully it didn’t actually connect.)
It wasn’t clear to me what exactly that query is but would it be reasonable to make the query as a one-off or infrequently from, say, TAILS or from a completely different computer and then use the results on the actual computer?
I think the extension queries the site each and every time a script contacts, or attempts to contact, a Google domain. But I haven’t studied the code…nor would I necessarily understand what I was looking at.
Seems wonderfully straight forward, nothing untowards pops up from scrips. Iptables (so, for linux only) is used to check against txt file lists of Google IP-addresses (there is a link to original source too). Code is open.
Have to quote the instructions, after running it: “And cry.”
This is nice! Thank you for that. And JR-Fi i do not cry it just makes here small noises on a Newspaper like heise.de and none on 18 of my 20 daily visited Pages.
I have to add, that i block much google, with umatrix. Like fonts, googlemanager and i have no search activate in my browsers url-bar.
At the Internet: Thank you very mouch berthubert for all your innovation, and lecture you gave like MCH2022…