Poisoned Pills: Ghostery, AdBlock Plus, Countermail

We are in the era of fake news and fake security.  That Ghostery and AdBlock Plus have enabled ads, have monetized and betrayed the trust of well-meaning people, is a disgrace on them.  Joining their ranks is Countermail:  an expired signing certificate, the use of SHA-1 (very unsecure), and the use of TLS 1.0 (very unsecure and long outdated).  But there is some good news:  Protonmail for your email, and Privacy Badger for blocking cookies and ads.

The question remains:  how many more poisoned pills are out there?

 

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