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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 02-04-2015, 01:28 AM   #61
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C'mon!!!

uBlock, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere rock!

Yes, GnuPG and NoScript are also great, but I am surprised the above didn't get more votes. Meh, evidently not many of the hip, cool kids hang out here ;-P
 
Old 02-04-2015, 01:35 AM   #62
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C'mon!!!

uBlock, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere rock!

Yes, GnuPG and NoScript are also great, but I am surprised the above didn't get more votes. Meh, evidently not many of the hip, cool kids hang out here ;-P
I had a look at uBlock and in my opinion, Adguard AdBlocker is still better. Although uBlock is a little faster, Adguard replaces Privacy Badger or Ghostery and uses less RAM than Adblock Plus! Also, you can block new elements very easily with the mouse!
 
Old 02-04-2015, 07:38 AM   #63
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No idea why adblock is so popular especially considering: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02..._plus_unblock/

And of course the "acceptable ads" thing of a few years back: https://adblockplus.org/development-...n-adblock-plus
 
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Old 02-04-2015, 09:40 AM   #64
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But no, I have zero interest in showing proof of this
is this u 'BIG' ublock ???

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uBlock 		2 	0.74%
 
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Old 02-05-2015, 01:43 AM   #65
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No idea why adblock is so popular especially considering: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02..._plus_unblock/

And of course the "acceptable ads" thing of a few years back: https://adblockplus.org/development-...n-adblock-plus
Ignorance. That's why.
 
Old 02-05-2015, 01:48 AM   #66
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I had a look at uBlock and in my opinion, Adguard AdBlocker is still better. Although uBlock is a little faster, Adguard replaces Privacy Badger or Ghostery and uses less RAM than Adblock Plus! Also, you can block new elements very easily with the mouse!
Proprietary, closed source, commercial software for Winweenies? Thanks, but no thanks.

uBlock is very light footprint w/o noticeable impact on performance. This on a workstation that I built almost a decade ago by now (hmmm.... my how time flies, maybe 9 years? Time for an upgrade? Hell, no, still runs great.)
 
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:53 AM   #67
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tia!

which 1 to use ???

Code:
firefox-extension-ublock
Category: 	network
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock


firefox-extension-ublock-git 
Category: 	x11
https://github.com/Deathamns/uBlock/tree/ports/xpi
most folks say'd GIT ???

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Proprietary, closed source, commercial software for Winweenies? Thanks, but no thanks.

uBlock is very light footprint w/o noticeable impact on performance. This on a workstation that I built almost a decade ago by now (hmmm.... my how time flies, maybe 9 years? Time for an upgrade? Hell, no, still runs great.)
nice1 that!

Quote:
Winweenie$

Last edited by gor0; 02-05-2015 at 08:00 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2015, 10:58 AM   #68
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[QUOTE=gor0;5312450]

which 1 to use ???

Code:
firefox-extension-ublock
Category: 	network
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock


firefox-extension-ublock-git 
Category: 	x11
https://github.com/Deathamns/uBlock/tree/ports/xpi
GIT ???


... ? ...

Last edited by gor0; 02-06-2015 at 11:00 AM.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 08:54 AM   #69
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which 1 to use ???

Code:
firefox-extension-ublock
Category: 	network
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock


firefox-extension-ublock-git 
Category: 	x11
https://github.com/Deathamns/uBlock/tree/ports/xpi
GIT ???


... ? ...
NO ONE ? need to solve !
 
Old 02-09-2015, 12:18 PM   #70
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[QUOTE=gor0;5313903]
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NO ONE ? need to solve !
They're both hosted on github. Grab the gorhill one, as the other generates a "This is not the page you were looking for".

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
 
Old 02-18-2015, 08:17 AM   #71
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Here's a new adblocker:

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

ÁBlock - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

Currently using it instead of my usual Adblock Edge, seems pretty good so far.
Yeah, uBlock is an awesome blocker for sure, especially in "advanced user" mode. I switched to it about a month or two back and find it better than the alternatives in pretty much every way. In addition, it's now available directly from the Mozilla Add-ons web-page for those that don't want to fetch it from GitHub:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock/

This extension gets my vote for 2015 Privacy Solution of the Year.
 
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:29 AM   #72
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Oh, and another really nice privacy/security extension that didn't make the Members Choice Awards list for 2014 is Policeman:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...don/policeman/

I've been experimenting with this one on Firefox for a while now and find it to be very powerful, and highly worthy of checking out. Note that it's not simply an install and go extension, but one that requires some time and effort to get it tweaked for proper usage.

Last edited by ozar; 02-19-2015 at 09:50 AM. Reason: typo
 
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:18 PM   #73
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The download button is not activated?!? (Or is that a after effect from my still using AdBlock+ ).
 
Old 02-18-2015, 12:35 PM   #74
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The download button is not activated?!? (Or is that a after effect from my still using AdBlock+ ).
The uBlock developer recommends against using other blockers at the same time you are running uBlock, so that's probably it... just guessing, though.
 
Old 02-19-2015, 12:25 AM   #75
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Oh, and another really nice privacy/security extension that didn't make the Members Choice Awards list for 2015 is Policeman:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...don/policeman/

I've been experimenting with this one on Firefox for a while now and find it to be very powerful, and highly worthy of checking out. Note that it's not simply an install and go extension, but one that requires some time and effort to get it tweaked for proper usage.
This looks pretty promising, albeit a bit of effort up front to configure.

Has anyone looked into uMatrix? I've been happily using uBlock as replacement for AdBlock Edge - much faster - but not yet gotten around to checking out it's big brother, uMatrix.

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