Ad Muncher: Remove social buttons.

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  1. JeffreyCole

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    here it is. version 23. :)
     

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  2. JeffreyCole

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    I take it the lack of new posts means that I've done it.

    I've created the perfect anti-social list and all sites are 100% clean.

    this is a great day, I'm gonna go celebrate. :p
     
  3. Bodhitree

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    Now let's work on the new, more nefarious forms popping up..

    1) Tab Ads, ~Snip~.. Little tags hidden on pages that have advertising. The logic of them is, these will be missed by adblockers, and they are generally correct.. Example; see the Target store tab ad;
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...-on-west-side-street-20130126,0,3833533.story

    and

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/...win-jesse-jackson-jrs-chicago-seat-86772.html

    2) Popup Bar ads, these are epic annoying, I find them everywhere now. They are the latest rage. CBS has them all over, but so do others.. Check out this one;
    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112190/obama-interview-2013-sit-down-president

    and

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2013/01/2...obs-biopic-gets-lukewarm-reviews-as-fest-ends

    and

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/01/24/fort-lauderdale-police-uses-high-tech-water-to-catch-thieves/

    To me, these are more annoying than popups, which really a lot of sites quit using because popup blockers are so common now, even built into most browsers. If AM started to handle 1 and 2 above, then it would be one of the first I have seen to effectively deal with them.
     
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  4. JeffreyCole

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    If you see an ad it wasn't reported yet, that's the only reason.

    not because we were tricked into missing it. ;p

    1, 2 and 3 removed for the next list update.

    4th removed for the next dat update.

    5th is removed already if you have the latest list. you may need to clear your cache.

    feel free to continue to send me e-mails with all ad and tracker related stuff.

    post any missed social stuff to this thread.
     
  5. Mman79

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    All I can say is that on the sites I visit, you've done well. I still see buttons here and there, but I honestly don't care if I see them so long as their ability to track me like a bloodhound is gone. Buttons don't hurt anything.
     
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  6. JeffreyCole

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    indeed.

    blocking the iframes and javascript and any connections made to 3rd parties is the goal. :)

    That's where the speed, security and privacy increases come from.
     
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    Not to go too far off-topic here, but as far as general trackers go, do you yourself surf around and watch for scripts that load and then add any new companies you come across to the list? The reason I ask is because when I was running DNT, I would notice that sometimes a mere reload of the page would add another tracking company to the blocked list that hadn't been there before I reloaded. How again do you catch these since without something like NoScript or DNT, most of these are invisible to the user? A couple of recent examples I recall are "New Relic" and "Criteo".
     
  8. JeffreyCole

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    not off topic. it's a great question. :)

    I have a button in Opera on my toolbar that opens up the cookie manager.

    While I'm surfing the web I am constantly opening that and clearing cookies and looking for 3rd party ones I don't recognize.

    I also have the Ad Muncher config window open so I can monitor the Logs tab.

    Specifically the "Retrieved URLs" and "Triggered Filters" categories.

    After doing this for 10 years spotting a tracker (and other things) has become second nature to me.

    Seeing everything a site loads, as well as all cookies set, makes spotting trackers trivially easily for the most part.
     
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    Whats up with Disqus on sites lately? Supposedly it is a tracking company, but AM doesn't seem to block it? See about 3/4 the way down;

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corne...a-intent-closing-gitmo-closes-patrick-brennan

    http://www.donottrackplus.com/trackers/disqus.com.php
    disqus.com is a domain used by Disqus which is an widget company that is part of a network of sites, cookies, and other technologies used to track you, what you do and what you click on, as you go from site to site, surfing the Web. Over time, sites like disqus.com can help make an online profile of you usually including the sites you visit, your searches, purchases, and other behavior. Your profile can then be exchanged and sold between various companies like disqus.com as well as being sold to other advertisers and marketers.
     
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    disqus is a commenting system.

    blocking it would break comments on 1000's of sites.

    you couldn't view or add new comments.
     
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    and your default filter list version?

    They are both needed to remove things properly.

    Only the youtube item should be left at the moment.
     
  16. JeffreyCole

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    v24 :)
     

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    V.24 cleaned everything :cool: ( lastest version of .dat and filter updates)


    Edit: Cleaned everything in Firefox/Internet Explorer , but Google + isnt removed in Google Chrome lol
     
  18. JeffreyCole

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    indeed...

    bizarre...I can't even find where it's loading from.

    found a way to remove it for dat 25.
     
  19. JeffreyCole

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    v25

    enjoy. :)
     

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    v26

    get it while it's hot. :)
     

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    I am running AdMuncher with the latest updates (not beta) but I see these buttons on Facebook...what gives?
     

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    Uhh, well since Admuncher doesn't filter encrypted(SSL) pages, you will see those. Facebook is secured by SSL when you login, and once that happens Admuncher is blind to Facebook. Therefore, use a small extension to remove them for your browser, nothing heavy, just a facebook ad scrubber. This one works great for opera;
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/facebook-adless/

    Other browsers have similar ones specific to Facebook. Admuncher won't touch SSL adverts until v5.0 so it's a minor issue to deal with until then.
     
  23. JeffreyCole

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    disable https on facebook and AM will remove all of the ads.

    https is only needed if you are browsing facebook over a public wifi hot spot.
     
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    It is disabled, but I see the URL of facbeook still says HTTPS
     

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  25. JeffreyCole

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    try manually going to http://www.facebook.com/

    I'm logged in right now and it's not HTTPS.

    also, build 4448 is needed to remove the remaining ads.
     
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