"When the European version of the USA Today website removed ads and tracking scripts to comply with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the size of its website decreased from 5000 to 500 kilobytes with no significant changes to the appearance of the site. This means that the updated, ad-free version of the website produced roughly 10 times less CO₂ on each load than the original."

"Tech is rarely perceived as environmentally toxic, but here’s a surprising fact: Santa Clara County, the heart of “Silicon Valley”, has the most EPA classified “superfund” (highly polluted) sites in the nation. These 23 locations may be impossible to fully clean. Silicon Valley is primarily to blame."

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@walruslifestyle you could confidently say more than 10 times, since networking overhead grows exponentially with data size

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