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Proton Acquires Standard Notes ➝

Cindy Harper, writing for Reclaim the Net:

The Switzerland-based firm, Proton, known for its focus on privacy, has made a key addition to its suite of applications by acquiring the note-taking app Standard Notes. Originally founded in 2017, Standard Notes has since been offering its users an equally robust privacy promise through the use of end-to-end encryption (E2EE). […]

Proton assured that Standard Notes, accessible on both mobile and desktop platforms, will maintain its open-source nature and will continue to be fully supported. The company also stated that Standard Notes’ current pricing would remain unchanged, and pledged to honor any existing five-year subscription plans.

It’s a shame they won’t be changing the pricing for Standard Notes. It’s a nice product, but if I were to use it, I’d want some of the features on the paid plan. And $90 per year is just a smidge too much for me to spend on a notes app.

➝ Source: reclaimthenet.org

Ad-Blocker AdGuard Struggles With Google’s Extension Rules ➝

Cindy Harper, writing for Reclaim the Net:

It was clear even when it was first announced in a paper in 2018 that Google’s Manifest V3, a new extension API for Chrome, would present a big problem for developers of extensions designed to block ads, but also trackers and certain types of malware – and for users who want improved privacy and control over their browsing experience.

Manifest V3 was first incorporated into Chrome 88 and released in January 2021. Since early 2022, new extensions using Manifest V2 are no longer accepted in the Chrome Web Store, and the last part of the phasing out of this API, which will break all extensions based on it, is expected to take place by January 2023.

If you use Chrome and want to continue using ad blockers, you should consider switching to another browser. I currently use Brave and although it’s based on Chromium, they already have plans to continue supporting Manifest V2 after Google sunsets it in Chrome.

➝ Source: reclaimthenet.org

Twitter Purchase on Hold Pending Investigation Into Spam Bots ➝

Cindy Harper, writing for Reclaim the Net:

Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter is currently “on hold,” the Tesla CEO announced on the platform, while an investigation takes place to determine the number of bots/spam accounts represented on the platform.

In a filing this month, Twitter alleged that less than 5% of its daily active users were fake or spam accounts.

Musk appears to want to ensure that this is indeed accurate.

How wild would it be if a significant portion of Twitter’s user base is just spam and bot accounts and they’ve been lying about it to investors?

➝ Source: reclaimthenet.org