WordPress & Google

Spent some time earlier tightening up what I want automatically blocking on my home network.
Top of that, and it will always be top, is Google.
Fuck Google. In every way possible.

I checked this site.
It is a normal WP install with 4 plugins:
Classic Editor
Email Subscribers & Newsletters (new addition so I do not have to use Jetpack)
Viper’s Video Quicktags Migrator (been here forever)

Among others I use the Firefox extension uMatrix to block nasty / privacy invading stuff.
This is what I see here in a Private Firefox Window:

I had no idea that giving Google data is baked into WordPress.

 link rel='dns-prefetch' href='//fonts.googleapis.com'

If anyone knows what I can edit to remove this I’d love to know.

One thought on “WordPress & Google

  1. Found some:


    // WordPress no longer uses or bundles Prototype or script.aculo.us. These are now pulled from an external source.
    $scripts->add( ‘prototype’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/prototype/’, array(), ‘1.7.1’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-root’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/scriptaculous.js’, array( ‘prototype’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-builder’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/builder.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-root’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-dragdrop’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/dragdrop.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-builder’, ‘scriptaculous-effects’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-effects’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/effects.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-root’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-slider’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/slider.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-effects’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-sound’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/sound.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-root’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );
    $scripts->add( ‘scriptaculous-controls’, ‘https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/scriptaculous/1.9.0/controls.js’, array( ‘scriptaculous-root’ ), ‘1.9.0’ );


    $fonts_url = add_query_arg( $query_args, ‘https://fonts.googleapis.com/css’ );

    open source, but far from privacy protecting.

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