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Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?

I use an adblocker
6 (28.6%)
I use tracking protection
2 (9.5%)
I use an adblocker and tracking protection
13 (61.9%)
No
0 (0%)

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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 12:08:20 AM »
There is no escape from adblockers, the content creators wanted this! They are greedy in the past (Advertisement revenue >:-D)
But advertisment is killing the internet and your secure enviroment.
And what happens when even more of the revenue is “blocked”? Will that not kill the internet?

So far it works to block adverts, and let those who do not block them pay for the content you consume. But that is not a long-term solution, if it can be called a solution at all.

We need a long-term solution, not a never-ending war between advertisers and adblockers.
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 07:08:07 PM »
I am now using uBO with uBO Protector as described here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/6lvv2l/update_make_your_adblock_invisible_to_most_sites/

It is working like a charm. Many websites which used to detect the adblocker no longer does.
In the future if adblockers are "defeated" (to the point where it will take way too much effort to block, not worth the time) then I will focus only on the tracking (if possible), I may go down the route of Privacy Badger. For now since the battle seems to be evenly matched IMO, I will continue to block them aggressively.

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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2017, 05:12:34 AM »
https://torrentfreak.com/are-cryptocurrency-miners-the-future-for-pirate-sites-170921/

I've been following the discussion about this a bit and so far I've only seen it talked about in terms of pirate sites and no one seems to think about it in a larger picture, everyone seems to be hung up on just pirate sites and how it in this instance was done a bit shifty. I am honestly quite surprised about the response from a lot of people where the majority seem to be outraged about the potential of a website using their CPU, I however do not understand that argument, why is it so outrageous that a website is using your hardware when your hardware is designed to be used?

Anyway, let's take this away from piracy and talk about it as a potential replacement for ads in general. Would it be feasible? If it works then I think it could be a very good replacement for ads. Basically I block ads because 1. I don't like ads and 2. I don't trust ads. But I wouldn't have anything against letting my PC be used for mining as long as I'm visiting a site and as long as it stops when I go away from the site. I do however think that there needs to be more customer control, for example max CPU% usage per site and for all tabs (so even if you open 100 tabs it won't use more than X% resources)

What do you think? Personally I don't see much to be against assuming it's safe.
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2017, 01:22:40 PM »
EFF writes about various blocking extensions.

How to Debug Your Content Blocker for Privacy Protection

There is also a new version of Panopticlick to test your tracking protection.

Panopticlick 3.0
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2017, 11:52:53 PM »
You may also discuss whether this future change (early 2018) in Chromium will affect what you are using.
Quote from: Google Developers
Starting on February 15, in line with the Coalition’s guidelines, Chrome will remove all ads from sites that have a “failing” status in the Ad Experience Report for more than 30 days.
An update on Better Ads

That means Chrome 64, which will be released as stable 23 January. Chrome 64 also has a stronger pop-up blocker.
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 08:13:05 AM »
I used to install Adblock+ and ghostery but rejected both not long ago after reading about their practice bundled with various companies. So did I with noscript. The new version of noscript for firefox quantum is for me far too confusing.
Now I have "https everywhare" as well as umatrix und ublock.
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 11:05:28 AM »
An update on Better Ads

That means Chrome 64, which will be released as stable 23 January. Chrome 64 also has a stronger pop-up blocker.
Another update. The browser for a web worth protecting
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That’s why starting on February 15, Chrome will stop showing all ads on sites that repeatedly display these most disruptive ads after they’ve been flagged.
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2018, 02:41:47 AM »
The False Teeth of Chrome’s Ad Filter. (EFF)

Under the hood: How Chrome’s ad filtering works (Chromium Blog)

Has anyone seen the adblocker in Chrome’s settings, as can be seen in images published by Bleeping Computer?
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Re: Do you use an adblocker or tracking protection?
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2018, 02:27:00 PM »
Changes coming to Firefox:
Quote from: Firefox Roadmap
The web has grown and changed dramatically over the last two decades and not all for the better. Trackers, intrusive ads and other dark patterns threaten to drive people away from the open web and that’s not good for people browsing or publishing. Over the next year or so, Firefox will take a stand against tracking, intrusive ads, and other dark patterns on the web by blocking the worst content and more clearly communicating the privacy and other protections the browser offers.

Filter certain types of ads by default: Firefox will offer users a simple ad filtering option. We’re in the early stages still, researching types of advertisements that should be blocked by default. (Q3)

Block ad re-targeting: We are working on blocking cross-domain tracking. Details to follow. (Q3)

New Privacy Controls: We will bring all of our key privacy controls into a single location in the product making them more discoverable and putting users in control of their data privacy experience. (Q3)

Tracking Protection Improvements: We would like to make tracking protection more fine-grained allowing users to turn on or off specific types of tracker. We will also opportunistically block trackers when page load performance is adversely impacted. (Q3)
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