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View Poll Results: Privacy Solution of the Year
Adblock Plus 65 23.99%
Adguard AdBlocker 2 0.74%
Disconnect 1 0.37%
DoNotTrackMe 2 0.74%
Ghostery 14 5.17%
GnuPG 41 15.13%
HTTPS Everywhere 7 2.58%
KeePassX 21 7.75%
LastPass 16 5.90%
NoScript 42 15.50%
PasswordMaker 1 0.37%
Privoxy 5 1.85%
Tor Browser Bundle 36 13.28%
TrueCrypt 12 4.43%
CipherShed 0 0%
Privacy Badger 2 0.74%
Adblock Edge 1 0.37%
uBlock 2 0.74%
Tails 1 0.37%
Whonix 0 0%
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #46
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Ok. I didn't know that, so I looked into the "whitelist"
While google does make up a portion of the whitelist, there is a large amount of sites whitelisted that are not google.
Also, ads are required to be static and non-intrusive - something I had noticed while forgetting that I had adblock plus.
I don't mind a static box with some text in the corner. I DO mind a giant car driving across my screen (yahoo awhile back)

For many sites, ads are their only source of revenue. I guess the three options people have are:
  • Allow all ads: java, static, flash -- Intrusive/non-intrusive
  • Allow some ads: static -- non-intrusive
  • Allow no ads: ..

I'm sorry to hear you & your non-tech friends would prefer to deprive site owners literally any revenue than view ANY ads.
Unless of course you donate money to them? In which case I retract that.
Much of my setup is for privacy, (noscript, adblock plus - yes, https-everywhere, etc) but I think I'll stick with static ads
unless I hear a better reason then "adblockers should block ads".
Now your motivation becomes clear. You are either a marketing industry or adblock plus shill.

The Internet was a MUCH better place before it became commercialized to death. We didn't have to worry about mass spam, cross site scripting, phishing, etc. back then. Nor was the destruction of a free and open Internet via the creation of fast lanes and slow lanes even a gleam in your ISP's eye. But back then your ISP was also likely to be some Unix geek w/a bunch of modems set up in their basement. Ah, the good ol' days .... Sigh...

Maybe you need to remember the impetus that drove the uptake of the Internet itself: "Information wants to be free". The Internet started in Academia. And was thriving quite nicely there before the marketing assholes got a hold of it.

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:31 PM   #47
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Maybe you need to remember the impetus that drove the uptake of the Internet itself: "Information wants to be free". The Internet started in Academia. And was thriving quite nicely there before the marketing assholes got a hold of it.
Yup. It's funny, pre-1995 (and WWW browsers), most people didn't know about or give a rat's ass about the internet and computers, except for some folks that had maybe Prodigy, Compuserve, or AOL (remember those?). The geeks amongst us happily lived in Usenet, BBSs, etc. My home was The Well, and we lived in a land of text-based communication. Marketing assholes on the internet didn't exist. Good times...
 
Old 01-28-2015, 11:06 AM   #48
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it is REALLY good ??? can u show us proofs ???
 
Old 01-28-2015, 11:45 AM   #49
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it is REALLY good ??? can u show us proofs ???
It's really good and noticeably better/faster/less RAM used than ABP/ABE on all of my machines. But no, I have zero interest in showing proof of this. YMMV; do it or don't, it's up to you.
 
Old 01-29-2015, 02:16 PM   #50
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Actually TrueCrypt's officially dead....


From the ever informative LinuxVoice magazine's review of TrueCrypt descendent "CipherShed"....
That makes me sad ... I really liked TrueCrypt. I guess I'll need to start looking for alternatives.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 01:04 AM   #51
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I voted for LastPass, but perhaps LUKS should be included next year...
 
Old 01-30-2015, 11:45 AM   #52
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this was hard to vote because the apps should not be in the same bucket. privacy plugins vs password managers vs encryption vs etc.
 
Old 01-30-2015, 02:52 PM   #53
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https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/f...on-ublock-git/

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/re...g/0.8.6.0-rc.3

it is the same ???
 
Old 01-30-2015, 03:16 PM   #54
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it is the same ???
Yes.
 
Old 01-31-2015, 05:26 PM   #55
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I think both TAILS and Whonix should be included in this list... Perhaps for next year.
 
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Old 02-02-2015, 04:03 PM   #56
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As a cheeky move, I'm going to say Tor, what, with all the Silk Road closures this year. Lends some credence to the "of the year" designation.

Of all time? Gnupg.
 
Old 02-02-2015, 06:19 PM   #57
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Sorry if this repeats someone's reply and sorry if tails is mentionned in an other entry, but i was browsing distributions and privacy solution and can't see mention of tails... how weird...

this makes me think linuxquestions.org is not so independant that i was believing...

too bad...
 
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Old 02-02-2015, 06:59 PM   #58
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Tails and Whonix have been added (which will ensure they're included from the beginning next year).

--jeremy
 
Old 02-02-2015, 07:01 PM   #59
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this makes me think linuxquestions.org is not so independant that i was believing...
Not quite sure what you mean.

--jeremy
 
Old 02-03-2015, 02:24 AM   #60
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Not quite sure what you mean.

--jeremy
sorry i was not intended to offense.

tails is so huge, it represents such a work for the internet privacy and security, omiting it made me think this was by choice and SORRY if i was wrong. How about including tails in the prefered distributions next year ? it is a fully independant distribution by the way packed with a lot of applications...

by the way there are no entries for live distros in the poll ?

thanks for all your work it is a shame i don't come here more often !
 
  


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