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I set up a network-level adblocker in me and my neighbors' home network. Not all of them are super tech-savy so I thought it might be easier and less redundant than setting up browser addons or mobile apps everywhere. These are the stats after roughly 24 hours:

I have really mixed feelings about this. On one hand I'm happy that apparently it does its job, and that I can help us get a little more privacy, on the other hand it's shocking that roughly every tenth request in this network was made to spy on me and the people around me

This is for around 5 people (visitors excluded). So more than 800 requests on average, and I have multiple browser addons installed which should already filter out most of it. So it's likely to be a much higher number for other people

The adblocker I'm using is github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuard and I'm quite happy so far (as I said, after 24h)

… every tenth request! I can't get over it. I just checked, loading my timeline takes 45 requests. So it's like for one fresh page load on hometown there are five requests that are creeping me out by trying to siphon off information about me that I did not voluntarily offer

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