Ad Blockers and spying on you

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Oleg, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Oleg

    Oleg Registered Member

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  2. Minimalist

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    You can also use uBlock Origin and don't have to worry about it.
     
  3. Oleg

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    Yep. That's what i was using. Just wanted to give a try to something different, hoping to block some more ads and trackers, but MVPS HOSTS that's included in uBlock Origin seems to block %99 of ads and trackers.
     
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    Glad UBO is not included.
     
  5. Circuit

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    Nothing about Adguard? Must be good.
     
  6. TairikuOkami

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    Thanks for that, I was just looking for a replacement for Ghostery. I tried uBlock before, but that is just a malware, Origin makes all the difference. :thumb:
     
  7. Oleg

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    Have installed Adguard (For testing purposes) along with uBlock Origin. And Adguard has an option for statistics collection "Send anonymous statistics about the work of Adguard ad filters, Adguard identified as suspicious. Not recommended on slow computers." Help us in Browsing security filters developmentSubmit anonymous security-related information" I am skeptical if it's still will collect statistics even if those options are turned off.
     
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  8. Circuit

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    At least they ask.
    Can't trust anyone now, very sad.
     
  9. Oleg

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    I would go and stay with uBlock Origin. And you are right, you can't trust anyone.
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    You can try Adguard DNS. I use it with uBlockO (without blocking ADs), it is a perfect combo.
    After setting uBlockO up, I do not even get that anti-ADblocker message from the wired article.
     
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    Ads can circumvent "uBlock Origin" via WebSockets (on Chromium-based browsers)
    To block these kind of Ads, "uBlock Origin WebSocket" should be installed too.
    (Sidenote: AdGuard is able to block WebSocket connections)
     
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