Privacy Redirect hasn't been maintained since 6/12/2021. Many instances are hard coded. Some should be removed as they became offline and many others should be added. Many Pull Requests were left pending and waiting. So we stepped in. Later, we started improving it further by adding new features and frontends.
Disclaimer: Even though we forked from Privacy Redirect, LibRedirect is ahead of the main project with several improvements and new features. LibRedirect is independent now.
Let's examine them one by one:
httprequests or redirect them. For example, to redirect to Invidious before it can reach YouTube's servers.
Almost every frontend project has a list of public instances. Examples: Invidious' official instances list, Nitter's official instances list. We fetch those lists using an automated python script. This script gets triggered every single day. We don't intercept nor modify the lists outside of removing urls that are not valid (the structure is not that of a url). They are not our responsibility, they are the projects maintainers'.
We can't publish it to the Chrome Web Store as it requires Manifest v3
which removed essential features LibRedirect needs.
You can still install it manually though.
We are planning to adopt Manifest v3 in Firefox though as they will support the features LibRedirect needs. If other browsers adopt Mozilla's Manifest, then you might see LibRedirect in the Chrome Web Store.