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anarcho_pirate wrote

Back when it was first created I thought it was just for tankies or people who were too provocative to not get banned from Reddit, but I came back more recently and it seems to have more stuff regarding the intersection of the free software movement and socialism, which is rather to my liking.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

Hooktube is only a proxy to youtube, not really an alternative. Bitchute seems to be overrun with fascist content, but I admit I don't know how much censorship there is there. There is PeerTube, which is probably the best out there right now, but it has a similar limitation to other similar platforms in that it is pretty much devoid of content.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

I want to use this, but I am trying to be cautious. Just a few questions if anyone knows the answers.

It's got:

  • No Data Selling
  • No ads
  • Gratis

So where does the money come from to provide this service?

Also, besides increased speed, does this actually offer any more security/privacy?

Unfortunately, by default, DNS is usually slow and insecure. Your ISP, and anyone else listening in on the Internet, can see every site you visit and every app you use — even if their content is encrypted. Creepily, some DNS providers sell data about your Internet activity or use it target you with ads.

This seems to suggest that if you use their DNS service, your ISP cannot see what sites you visit. Yet they must see to direct your traffic. Is this not still the case?

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anarcho_pirate wrote (edited )

I tried this out a few days ago. What I was really looking for was a way to get stuff from mainstream sites (i.e. The Pirate Bay) without having an intellectual pooperty owner getting my IP address and making my ISP send angry letters. Maybe I'm just not doing something right, but I'm not sure what features it offers that the built-in client does not. I suppose if you are using the C++ i2p implementation, it would compliment that.

Edit: It also operates a local webserver on port 1488, which is funny if coincidental.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

The official Messenger app allows you to use it without creating a full Facebook account. If you already have an account, or make a new fake one, it is probably safer to use an open source third-party app. There's really no perfect solution with Facebook. If you are using Android, disable all app permissions for Messenger and the Facebook app. On a browser, ideally you'd disable javascript entirely, but the best compromise between usability and privacy seems to be using a tracker-blocker like Privacy Badger.

I have a similar dilemma, because the string quartet I'm in communicates with Messenger. I used the mobile-app-without-full-account option. I used my real name, but I wouldn't suggest you do. It is slow as hell (caused by all the feature bloat plus tracking) and I have all permissions turned off. It is surely reading my conversations and correlating it with my shadow profile generated mostly from my parents' accounts. Scary stuff.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

I don't have any consistency right now, as I'm still experimenting. I download some music from tpb and store it locally. I've also been listening on Spotify with a hosts file ad-block. For videos, I was using hooktube until I found out it was created by nazis and is closed-source. Now I'm back to watching on youtube if I'm impatient or using a bash script to run youtube-dl, play in mpv, and then delete the file, if I have time to wait and want to watch in 1080p60fps without buffering. I'm currently looking for a way to autorun the script when I visit a youtube URL. Maybe I can modify the hooktube-redirector browser plugin.

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anarcho_pirate wrote

What do you suspect is the way they stream videos from the site? If I use youtube-dl myself I might have to wait ~10 minutes for a longer video to download before starting it (although to be fair I always use the highest quality available). Are they just on a fast connection and downloading lower quality videos on demand when someone visits the hooktube page for that video, and then streaming them from their site? Or is there some way I can use youtube-dl to stream from youtube while keeping the privacy benefits?

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anarcho_pirate wrote

  1. Peter Thiel
  2. The Kochs
  3. Mitch McConnell
  4. Jeff Sessions
  5. Mike Pence
  6. Richard Spencer
  7. Jeff Bezos
  8. Betsy Devos
  9. Rupert Murdoch
  10. Donald Trump

For most of the people on this list, they are on here because they both hold positions of power (either political power or just have a platform to spread their hate) and have the most repugnant views. I feel like I have to include Trump on there even though I don't think he has the same sinister beliefs as a lot of these people, but rather is just easily manipulated.