mhoye (@mhoye@mastodon.social)
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Seriously, the Chrome team just landed a patch that lets sites block "View Source" _right in the middle_ of the Chrome Dev Summit. https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/c/chromium/src/+/3260807 https://developer.chrome.com/devsummit/

(To everyone saying “this is just an enterprise policy”: Look at the conversations in the bugs.

Somebody said, to the Chromium team, schools are using Google Forms for testing, and the kids can see the right answers in the forms, so to address that, we want to prevent students from reading source code.

And without an ounce of pushback, without so much as a nod in the direction that this might not be the right solution to this problem, the Chromium team said yes.)

@pancake@lemmy.ml
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I see a pattern here that society is starting to assume that a webpage can only be browsed with a web browser. A judge even decided that accessing data you should not see in a webpage is illegal, so I guess you aren’t supposed to do anything with HTML other than view it in a browser…

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https://twitter.com/la_question/status/1458725714455408643

Two mistakes

1 It’s Chromium, not Chrome

2 It’s at machine level, not at website level

I don’t know if I think that’s better or worse

@Yujiri@lemmy.ml
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I know this is still a bad thing, but i’m gonna be honest, the dishonesty of this title makes me pretty angry.

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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Yeah sorry. Would “let’s admins block “View Source”” be better?

@Yujiri@lemmy.ml
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Yeah

@Matheo_bis@lemmy.ml
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laugh in curl

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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I guess that doesn’t necessarily lead to this change not being problematic, right?

@mogoh@lemmy.ml
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I don’t see it as problematic, to be honest.

@Thann@lemmy.ml
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chrome lets admin block sites with a regex basically, all they did was make the view-source:* pattern work. I dont see this as an issue at all.

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hmm

@sexy_peach@feddit.de
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it could be a slippery slope to idk windows shipping crome with this setting turned on or something like that.

@MarcellusDrum@lemmy.ml
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They can already do that with Firefox or Brave or literally any other browser extremely easily. Your title is still extremely misleading, please consider editing it by adding “On their machine”.

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hmm I already changed it to “admins”. I guess admins could change this remotely, so…

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