TLDR; I'm looking for a way to set up a private data compression service on my home network, that I can connect to on my cellphone, but any desktop projects are also greatly appreciated. Provided some initial research and thoughts below.
I've been struggling to figure out a way to set this up. I'm a fan of using services like Google Go/Lite mode to minimize my data usage while on my mobile device. However, these services (Google Go, Chrome Lite Mode, Mozilla Lite [only available in Asia], Opera Mini, Puffin) come with a whole host of privacy concerns, and since Google retired Datally (RIP, off to the google graveyard), there also hasn't been a good choice for desktop users.
Many of us have the wonderful privilege to be able to have uncapped, high-speed internet, but considering the state of mobile data for many MVNO users, and the fact that something like 10-20% of the US population doesn't have access to broadband, I think there's still applications for these types of projects, both on mobile and on desktop.
A cursory glance at previous projects/services provides the following:
Mozilla Janus - Abandoned circa ~2014.
Ziproxy - Abandoned circa ~2014.
Compy - Abandoned circa ~2017.
Bandwidth Hero - Image-only, but still seems to work based on extension reviews in the google store/firefox store, defacto abandoned ~2018-19
OpenVPN compression- Not self-hosted, but not "big tech" at least. Abandoned by all VPNs in ~2017-18 due to the VORACLE attack.
Brow sh, from the third reddit post, is really intriguing idea, but it doesn't seem to be mobile compatible, only for tethering a laptop to say, a slow mobile connection.
Connecting to a remote pi-hole and using a broad-spectrum content blocker like... keep reading on reddit ➡
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