The article, Alternative Search Engines That Respect Your Privacy, was updated. More information was added for most of the search engines and a few errors and links were corrected. Sadly, Findx, which was based on the Gigablast code, was removed from the list since they ceased operations. Interestingly, Brian Rasmusson, the founder of Findx, disclosed that basing the Findx code on the Gigablast code was a significant mistake. He also detailed a list of other interesting problems the company faced in a final parting post, Goodbye – Findx is shutting down. The post is well worth reading for both end users that are interested in alternative search engines as well as developers who are interested in creating a new service.
The Electronic Intifada has obtained and released a hard-hitting documentary video which explorers the tremendous influence that Israel lobby groups hold over the U.S. government and universities. The video was produced by Al Jazeera in 2016-2017 but never released to the public.
The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States.
I started putting together a list of Resources for research that i’ve found to be helpful when doing my own research. I’m sure the list will be expanded over time. If you have any resources you’d like to share, please leave a comment.
The Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs was heavily updated again. The biggest change was the re-introduction of uMatrix in addition to uBlock Origin. I dropped the former quite a while back thinking that uBO could handle everything sufficiently enough, but that’s not the case. Much other information was overhauled as well.
The Firefox Tweaks and Fixes and Styles and Things article was also updated again. I added a couple things including a warning about using the sidebar CSS. If you happen to be using that code, or any style that auto-opens/closes the sidebar, please read the warning.
The article/guide Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs was heavily updated. If you’re read it before, i’d suggest going through it again. Much content was added and removed, as were many Firefox add-ons.