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A Firefox extension to replace Youtube with Hooktube


HookTube uses the YouTube API to show videos without any of YouTube's tracking.

Hooktubeify – Add-ons for Firefox

Automatically redirect YouTube links to Hooktube (https://hooktube.com/) instead, unless you're already on YouTube. Your request never reaches YouTube servers.Hooktube lets you watch YouTube videos without being tracked by Google. If you think this add-on violates Mozilla's add-on policies or has security or privacy issues, please report these issu...
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#privacy #youtube #hooktube #video

This is great! But for some reason, putting a hooktube URL directly into a Friendica post does not work. This would be quite useful, I think.

HookTube


[video]https://hooktube.com/watch?v=S6bOkFLrsAc[/video]

Please submit an issue on GitHub so that it lands on the radar of one of us. It's not really complicated, but someone™️ has to take some time to do it.

Will do. Thanks for confirming this!



 
I've dusted up my blog, most articles are pretty old, more are on the way about #privacy and Mad Max (unrelated).

MrPetovan.com – The online home of Hypolite Petovan

MrPetovan.com – The online home of Hypolite Petovan
Hi Hypolite, how do you monitor the server peeformance?

These days, using https://uptimerobot.com and the uptime command. I used to have a Munin setup on my previous server, but it is a pain to configure and I couldn't really do much with the collected data.



 

On the Online Privacy Trail: Dropping analytics


Join me as I embark on the Online #Privacy Trail, the first episode will be about web #analytics. https://blog.mrpetovan.com/2017/05/on-the-online-privacy-trail-dropping-analytics/
I came to web development at the point where analytics was done using a 1x1 transparent pixel image, just before Javascript trackers were introduced. At the time, it seemed like an improvement over an access log file that can be unreliable or limited in the amount of info it provides. Google bought Urchin in 2005 and it was the start of Google Analytics as we know it.

A simple interface (back then, it got very complicated), a simple tracker, nothing else to install, no access logs nor database required, it was very accessible. I guess I could have tracked the most popular pages of my then website using an access log parser, but I would probably not have thought of it.

Then Google became the giant we now know, which prompted me to find alternatives to popular Google products, which led me to that article.



 

The simple joys of hosting my own Friendica server


It's been a week since I set up my own Friendica instance, and when I went over the Settings when I created my account, I activated the Browser location feature.

A few days ago, I connected to my server on my phone, and then the well-known popup "This website wants to know your location" appeared. At first I was like "WTF, another spying website!?" and then I remembered I set it up myself. And for the first time, I gleefully accepted my location to be tracked by my own instance.

#friendica #privacy #geolocation
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Now I can know where I am!

Now to make money out of it...