Do you use RequestPolicy?

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Do you use RequestPolicy?

  1. Yes

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    33.3%
  2. No

    18 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. Never heard of it

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    20.5%
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    Do you use RequestPolicy?
     
  2. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I have it installed, but disabled.
     
  3. ams963

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    Why?o_O o_O :blink:
     
  4. mattbiernat

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    What does request policy exactly do?
     
  5. arsenaloyal

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    No i dont use it.

    Request policy works in a way similar to no script
     
  6. ams963

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    Really? Hmm....

    source: https://www.requestpolicy.com/faq.html#faq-noscript
     
  7. arsenaloyal

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    i said similar,not exactly the same ;)
     
  8. ams963

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    Ow bite me.:cautious:
     
  9. hogndog

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    Just installed it then uninstalled it immediately because i thought it broke Firefox then reinstalled it after realizing it was preventing me from making any moves without prioritization Wow! this is the real article if you want to be completely engulfed in a cyber bubble. I can see by the response others must have had the same experience and then didn't reinstall the extension.. Question is do you really want this much protection??

    Would make for a good discussion..
    Hogndog
     
  10. moontan

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    i tried it together with NoScript.

    i thought using both at the same times was a hair-pulling experience.

    i'm just using NS at the moment.
     
  11. xxJackxx

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    Nope. Way to much work. Same with NoScript though it is not quite as bad. They are just so bothersome to use that they ruin the entire internet experience.
     
  12. AlexC

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    Agree...
     
  13. moontan

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    it gets much better when you have a blacklist and whitelist going.

    the blacklist really helps cut down on the clutter.
     
  14. No, it's far too much of a pain; almost every website requires special accommodation.

    I do use Noscript when applicable though. Noscript IMO provides broader security coverage, and is much easier to manage.
     
  15. chrisretusn

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    I don't like it. To much fiddling for my taste. I have enough things to adjust, adding one more is just to much. It's really not going to save me anyway.

    It's gone now, removed. I took out Ghostery too, don't like the recent changes. NoScript, CookieMonster and Adblock Plus is all I want.
     
  16. poison

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    It's a good idea I guess but I found it caused issues for me with online banking and shopping transactions. I probably didn't set it up right or didn't read in to it enough but I wont be trying it again just yet.
     
  17. jo3blac1

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    I let scripts roam freely in and out of my browser :)
     
  18. ams963

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    I was wondering why you would leave it installed and disabled. It was better to uninstall it. I'm glad you removed it.:)
     
  19. carat

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    +1 :)
     
  20. PJC

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    Nope...
     
  21. luciddream

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    hmmm, it hardly ever impedes my progress on any pages I visit. Usually it speeds them up by blocking images I don't want to see anyway. There's 1 forum I visit in particular where practically every post in every thread has an image attached. This addon speeds the load time of those pages up tenfold.

    And the once in awhile a page won't display properly because of it, a page I know is benign (i.e. Wikipedia)... I whitelist it and never deal with it again.

    It's sped up my browsing personally, and I consider it a nice compliment to NS & ABP. To each his/her own though...
     
  22. luciddream

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    Let's face it... none of this stuff is going to save "us" (Wilders members), because we're not idiots. We don't go clicking on random stuff and downloading random files/cracks/keygens from shady sites. We could probably be perfectly safe with just OS/browser hardening tweaks, and a router. The rest is just because we're paranoid, lol.

    Whether you use it or not should be based on convenience/usability. Does it speed up your browsing? To me the answer is yes.

    I also took the axe to Ghostery. Not only was it mostly overlap, but I just don't trust the artist formerly known as Better Advertising. I have the feeling all those "elements" it's blocking are being harvested to be sold later for targeted advertising. That's just a hunch.
     
  23. TheWindBringeth

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    I can understand people being frustrated by the work required to configure something like Request Policy, but I would encourage them not to dismiss it (or similar tools such as NoScript's ABE) too quickly. You can harden your OS/browser against exploits which target them, run AV software and malicious URL blockers, etc but at the end of the day you are still left with a browser that is basically under the control of the websites you visit. Any site you visit, either by design or as a result of an exploit on the remote side, could serve up something which instructs your browser to attempt an authorized access of an account you have at another website, to transmit sensitive information to a third party, or to contact a third party so that they may track/profile you. By setting up context dependent rules that limit the requests your browser (or app platform) will execute you can (further and more reliably) reduce your exposure to such threats.
     
  24. Dark Shadow

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    Sure, I request my software to do exactly as I want it to.:D Kidding aside - no I don't.
     
  25. chrisretusn

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    Oh, misunderstood. I often leave addons disabled. In the case of RequestPolicy, I was feeling it out. There were times I didn't want to play with it, so I disabled. When time to play with it again I just enable it again.

    Another example of an extension I frequently leave disabled is Foxy Proxy. I rarely use it, but when I do find times I want to use it, I just enable it. Leaving it installed allows it to be updated and saves having to find it and install it again. Another example is the Google Talk plugins, I only enable it when I need it.
     
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