Reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint of your internet browsing. Blocks useless content and optimizes what can be done.
What is low—web?
low—web is a Firefox add-on by lowweb.tech. This add-on has 90 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.71. The latest version, 0.0.13, was updated 2 years ago.
Rating: 4.71 (7)
Version: 0.0.13 (Last updated: 2021-02-11)
Creation date: 2019-12-09
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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The extension aims to reduce our datas and limit the energy consumption of our Internet browsing. The Internet consumes about 8% of the electricity produced worldwide and emits 3 to 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Every request, every resource, every calculation, is small amounts of electricity consumed ... and we visit billions of pages, make billions of computer operations, load billions of terabytes... needing to run millions of servers, millions of antennas, millions of miles of fiber and especially devices like telephones always more powerful and ever more obsolete. For example, when possible, video quality is set to low quality, autoplay and loop parameters are disabled. If it's possible, quality of images is decreased or loading delayed and animated gif only plays when hovering them. Some "superfluous" content can also be blocked like share and like button, avatar images or fonts. An header 'save-data:on' is set to declare to websites that you want to reduce your data. But do not forget, the reduction of Internet browsing must be done, but it will never have as much impact as the reduction of Internet manufacturing (and devices that connect to it). So keep your computers, phones as long as possible, repair them or do not buy them!
low—web requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install low—web if you trust the publisher.
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low—web has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.