Customize Facebook with Adblock Plus

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by siljaline, Oct 30, 2013.

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  1. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    This assumes one has a standing installation of AdBlockPlus.

    Below are the three filter types one can choose.
    • Block all Facebook annoyances
    • Block only sidebar annoyances
    • Block only news feed annoyances
    You should click on the subscription list details for more information.

    http://facebook.adblockplus.me/en/
     
  2. SouthPark

    SouthPark Registered Member

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    I added it a few days ago - it really cleans up the clutter on there.
     
  3. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    The new feature has been welcomed with open arms by Facebook users despite threads on the Forum like:
    German blogger calls Adblock Plus 'a mafia-like advertising network'
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=349411

    The attachment shows the main advertising column fully blocked with the *Block all Facebook annoyances* filter.
     

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    Dragon1952 Registered Member

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    Pinga Registered Member

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    The notion that one could 'customize' Facebook by blocking a few items is a bit of a stretch. Are you able to quantify the open arms claim?
     
  6. TheWindBringeth

    TheWindBringeth Registered Member

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    LOL, what was that all about?
     
  7. siljaline

    siljaline Former Poster

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    It is no stretch, the filters work as advertised. Open arms means that those that are using the described filters are blocking exactly what they wanted blocked.


     
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