The WordPress/Tumblr news is interesting. I'm guessing it will be the catalyst for Automattic abandoning even the illusion that they care about privacy. WPTavern talks about how they plan to rebuild the Tumblr backend with WordPress (https://wptavern.com/automattic-acquires-tumblr-plans-to-rebuild-the-backend-powered-by-wordpress) nothing about removing all the tracking and dark-patterns though. Maybe those will just get ported to wordpress.com in the change?
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