Those new pop-up 'I agree' boxes are potentially dangerous as well as annoying – here's why

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  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Those new pop-up 'I agree' boxes are potentially dangerous as well as annoying – here's why
    There are ways to minimise the data collected about you and limit how it could be used against you
    December 7, 2018
    https://www.independent.co.uk/voice...websites-data-collection-latest-a8671931.html
     
  2. __Nikopol

    __Nikopol Registered Member

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    You can block those boxes with uBlock Origin. I very rarely see them. And when I do it's just because the site isn't in the filter list yet.
     
  3. Floyd 57

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    Yeah you can actually create rules for that specific element, using either right click Block Element or just inspect and make your own rules. And if the script is not coming from the 1st party site, like wilderssecurity.com on this site, then you can block it with dynamic filtering for all sites so that it doesn't appear in the future. I have 1 247 754 network + 140 257 cosmetic filters so this rarely happens
     
  4. Stefan Froberg

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    Also startpage.com anonymous view works, at least sometimes.

    Here's without anonymous view, notice how the ******* won't let me click "dont' accept cookies" and try to force subscribtion:
    upload_2018-12-18_19-58-30.png

    And here's with anonymous view, the cookie box still there but at least can read the article now:

    upload_2018-12-18_20-1-1.png

    EDIT:
    More info about the anonymous view feature
    https://www.startpage.com/en/search/proxy-help.html
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
  5. summerheat

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  6. Stefan Froberg

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    Okay, I have only stock settings of uBO on.
     
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