privacy badger vs ublock or both

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mattdocs12345, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. mattdocs12345

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    which one is better? or should I use both or are they redundant?
     
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    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2961068/privacy/eff-tracker-smashing-privacy-badger-exits-beta.html
     
  4. summerheat

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    Since the article was published a lot has happened, e.g., that there is now uBlock and (the much better) uBlock Origin. And while it is positive about uBlock, this remark is nonsense:
    The Disconnect filter lists are also available in uBlock Origin, so it blocks at least as much as Disconnect. In combination with the other filterlists it blocks actually much more. And it blocks even more if you block all 3rd party domains in Dynamic Filtering.
     
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    Yes, the conclusion seems rather inconclusive!!
    The article fails to show what it was not blocking?
     
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    I've been using uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger together on a W7 machine for some months now , with no problems .
    They play very nicely together and have different aims , as mentioned above in this thread.

    On a side note , Privacy Badger comes from EFF , who deserve our utmost support in my opinion.
    They are constantly fighting for the right to personal privacy on behalf of every internet user in the world.

    I have no connection with EFF , but I admire their aims and actions , and I promote them whenever I can.
     
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    I agree but this doesn't change the fact that there is no benefit in using Privacy Badger alongside uBlock Origin.
     
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    I found Privacy Badger would crash uBlock Origin in Chrome. I ditched Privacy badger because it clashed.

    IMHO uBlock Origin is the only adblocker you need if you check all blocking scipts. You don't need anything else.
     
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    I have tried all and picked Ghostery, I do not care about blocking ADs or tracking, but webpages seem to load much faster with it.
     
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    I just installed Privacy Badger in Firefox 52.02, looks like a neat add-on. I think I'll keep it around. Also have uBlock Origin with the standard default settings. Doesn't seem to be any impacts so far. I like it! If it's redundant, OK. I also think Electronic Frontier Foundation should receive all the support possible.
     
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    I installed it alongside uBo a few weeks ago and it ran fine and I like the idea of supporting EFF. It really didn't seem to do much though and I concluded that it was not necessary with uBo so I disabled it.
     
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    I ditched it too, in favor of uBlockO and uMatrix.
     
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    Yeah? Wow. I have uMatrix also, currently disabled. That's a shame but I don't use Firefox that much anymore, anyway. Based on Rasheed's report of Privacy Badger and Firefox, I just wanted to try it out. :)
     
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    Yes, they shouldn't interfere with each other, and it shows which trackers are blocked, just like the less trustworthy Ghostery. This is less easy to figure out with uBlock. And who knows, it might block things that uBlock misses, even though it's not likely.
     
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    https://blog.avira.com/avira-scoutchromium-tips-and-tricks/
     
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    I like Privacy Badger. It's a good extra layer that seems to play well with uBlock O and uMatrix. It brings a non-blacklist approach, using an algorithm to detect trackers, so it might catch things other don't.

    The only thing about Privacy Badger is I find it frequently blocks some embedded media players, like Soundcloud links and such. If you visit a lot of sites with embedded links, you may want to disable Privacy Badger on those particular sites.
     
  19. Rasheed187

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    Yes that can be sometimes a bit annoying, I had the same with Ghostery. BTW, I was surprised to see that no one liked Bad Ad Johnny:

    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...acker-malware-blocker-for-chrome-here.391762/
     
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