The Markup's Quest Privacy-Friendly Mapping Software

For a recent investigation comparing internet speeds across the US, The Markup needed a map without compromising their pledge to user privacy:

Initially we turned to Mapbox, an established leader for generating and publishing online maps. But when we embedded a map from Mapbox on our staging website, we found it assigned a tracker that could not be disabled without violating Mapbox’s terms of service.

They ultimately settled for MapTiler in combination with MapLibre. Go open source!