Apple neutered ad blockers in Safari, but unlike Chrome, users didn't say a thing

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  1. mood

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    Apple neutered ad blockers in Safari, but unlike Chrome, users didn't say a thing
    On the other hand, everyone was busy blasting Google for a similar plan in Chrome
    September 21, 2019

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/apple...ri-but-unlike-chrome-users-didnt-say-a-thing/
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Then simply switch to another browser? But yes, it's a sneaky move by Apple.
     
  3. ProTruckDriver

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    Yep, Apple does it again. Never liked using Safari. It's like using IE. Main Browser is Firefox on the Mac. :)
     
  4. Beyonder

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    I see no reason to use Safari since Mozilla released Firefox Quantum.
     
  5. Daveski17

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    I find a combination of ABP and Ghostery works pretty well with Safari. I'm not so sure Apple had the exactly same intent as Google, and the loss of uBO and others was just collateral damage. Of course, I also run Firefox. ;)
     
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    Screenshot 2019-09-21 at 20.44.15.png

    Admittedly, this isn't so good in AOL.

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  7. ProTruckDriver

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    I seen that with Safari. Using Firefox or Chrome with AdGuard cleans up all the ads on any website.
     
  8. Circuit

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    "users didn't say a thing"

    Users are for the most "brain-dead"

    Hate to say but look at reality.:'(
     
  9. noway

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    Many users can't even change a battery or they buy equipment where it isn't allowed. They would need to send it back to Apple to update their blocklists, lol.
     
  10. Daveski17

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    I've always liked WebKit based browsers, and Safari is pretty good for me in about 95% of the sites I use. They are a tad quirky though. I've been using Firefox since #2 version. I had some problems with #3 but after #4 it's always been reliable for me.

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    I'm glad Fx is the default Ubuntu browser.
     
  11. Yuki2718

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    Having been involved in AdGuard filter team for a short time, I found it appears most people are not aware of 50k upper limit for # or rules on Safari Contents Blocker. This is on top of its neutered capability which has been forcing the AdGuard team unnecessary work if it supported these advanced functions available on other platforms.
    IDK much about Mac but recommend to switch to AdGuard extension than ABP + Ghostery. Given 50k restriction probably most rules of ABP are not working (tho there is EasyList Lite), but you won't notice as most ads will still be hidden by generic cosmetic rules. AdGuard has optimized filters which allow sufficient ad blocking, rather than just hiding, within that restriction as well as a trick to expand the limit. Besides, AdGuard has Safari filter which complements the neutered capability to some extent (e.g. anti ad-block).
    https://adguard.com/en/blog/adguard-safari-1-5.html

    [EDIT] Using other browser is not a solution on Mac/iOS.
     
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