I hope I am not unintenionally hijacking this thread, but if I am, sorry, it is because I am not technically expert enough to understand all that is being discussed here. But, it “sounds” very similar to a question I have.
I read this article, https://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2016-06-22/google-is-the-worlds-biggest-censor-and-its-power-must-be-regulated , admittedly it is a few years old now. But, what caught my eye was the last item on his list, #9, " The quarantine list". As I understand it, Google maintains a “blacklist” of sites they deem to be too dangerous to allow browsers to access (and somehow Google is able to enforce that).
From what the article says, no matter which broswer you use, they all are designed to access Google’s quarantine blacklist in order to protect the user from dangerous sites. But, this means that Google knows about the user, his phone information, which sites he is trying to access, etc. Am I understanding the author correctly?
If I am… How, if at all, can /e/ get around this? I mean, even if I use /e/, if the browser I use is relying on contacting Google in order to make sure I am not inadvertantly accessing a dangerous site, then Google has the information about me that /e/ was designed to protect. Isn’t this a major problem?