created Jun 24, 2019
Jun 21, 2019 - washingtonpost.com opinion - Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.
webpagetest.org results for that WaPo opinion piece.
From: Dulles, VA - Chrome - Cable
6/24/2019, 9:22:09 AM
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266 web requests??? WTF WaPo?
Actually (and sadly), that's a low number web requests for media websites today to read a single article.
About the author of that opinion piece:
Geoffrey A. Fowler is The Washington Post’s technology columnist based in San Francisco. He joined The Post in 2017 after 16 years with the Wall Street Journal writing about consumer technology, Silicon Valley, national affairs and China.
Based upon that description, it appears that the writer should have knowledge about the subject matter, chosen for his opinion.
If Firefox has stronger default settings, regarding privacy, that's nice. Maybe this has contributed to Firefox's amazing four percent browser share.
Instead of using Firefox and Chrome and other so-called modern web browsers to read the obnoxiously bloated modern web, the opinion writer should have recommended users use the NetSurf web browser.
The writer should have chastised web publishers for creating bloated websites that increase energy consumption, making those bloated websites environmentally unfriendly. Bloated websites drain batteries faster on mobile devices. Bloated websites make older computers moan and groan with CPUs glowing red.
The media's "obsession" with creating the worst websites on Earth helped inspire Google to release their bizarre bastardization of web standards in 2015, called Accelerated Mobile Pages, which the media has embraced and even praised because AMP does what the media orgs failed to do: create fast, lightweight, functional websites.
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