uBlock Origin for Firefox, do I need more add-ons

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Wheyech, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. Wheyech

    Wheyech Registered Member

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    Hi All,

    uBlock Origin includes MANY blocking lists. Including cookies & privacy lists.

    Is there need for more installed add-ons like disconnect.me?

    Is there risk of overlaping blocking with add-ons?

    What add-ons you use?
     
  2. driekus

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    I use the following add-ons:

    uBlock Origin
    Adblock Plus
    Self destructing Cookies
    Ad-Nauseum

    They work together very well and block pretty much everything.
     
  3. subhrobhandari

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    BetterPrivacy
    Calomel SSL Validation
    Disable Clipboard Manipulations
    Disable Hello, Pocket and Reader+
    DNSSEC/TLSA Validator
    HTTPS Everywhere
    HTTPS Finder
    Random Agent Spoofer (Not the AMO version)
    signup-block
    Privacy Badger

    These are the ones I use for Privacy/Security purposes.
     
  4. monkeylove

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    I use it with Cookie Controller, HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, Privacy Settings, and UAControl.
     
  5. Wheyech

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    Ageless
    DownThemAll!
    Flagfox
    Greasemonkey (using Youtube Auto Buffer & Auto HD script)
    Session Manager
    UBlock Origin
    WOT
     
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  6. Wheyech

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    My original question was about security program overlaping/conflicting with each other.
    Example.
    Do Ghostery conflict with disconnect.me? (both programs block same objects and has same purpose?)

    Also Ublock blocks same objects as Ghostery/Disconnect.me

    It is not recommended to use two installed anti-virus programs in computer.
    Is it same way with add-ons?

    I would like to find one security add-on for Firefox, that would deal it all. (ads/cookies/malware/privacy sites blocking.)

    UBlock Origin has all of these, and can be enabled/disabled in settings.
     
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  7. The Red Moon

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    Firefox built in tracking protection already uses blacklists from disconnect.
     
  8. Wheyech

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    Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked? (enabled)
     
  9. The Red Moon

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    if you type about:config and then search for privacy tracking protection and enable it from there.Hope that helps you.
     
  10. Wheyech

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    Tell sites that I do not want to be tracked? (enabled)
    I have this enabled in settings, is it ok?

    I tried about:config There are MANY strings with 'privacy' in them when using search.
    Which is exact correct one?
    Can this option be enabled in settings menu?
    Why it is not enabled by default?
     
  11. The Red Moon

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    it is privacy tracking protection.I believe it is an experimental setting but i have used it for months with no issues.
     
  12. stackz

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    uBlock Origin in Hard Mode
    GreaseMonkey

    That's all.
     
  13. stackz

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    Probably:
    privacy.trackingprotection.enabled
    privacy.trackingprotection.pbmode.enabled
     
  14. Wheyech

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    Sounds good, I do not like to install many add-ons, because of possibility of stability problems.

    How to enable Hard Mode?
    GreaseMonkey, which scripts do you use?
     
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  15. stackz

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    Read about the blocking modes at https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode
    For GreaseMonkey I only use the Reek Anti-Adblock Killer script, there's other scripts, but none related to privacy or blocking.
     
  16. paulderdash

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    I see Reek Anti-Adblock Killer List under Ads in pre-defined Ublocko lists. What functionality does the Greasemonkey script add?
     
  17. summerheat

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    I completely fail to understand what benefit you hope to get from running AdblockPlus alongside uBlock Origin other than higher memory usage and slower website loading :eek: uBlock Origin blocks considerably more, is much leaner and much more versatile. Using both together is the most superfluous combo of the year :p
     
  18. thescreamingyang

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    Hi, I registered to reply to your post. Firefox now has built in anti-tracking. It is based upon the filter list used by Disconnect. To enable use about:config and find privacy.trackingprotection.enabled toggle to true. The advantage to using this is that it is very low on resources as compared to similar extensions based on blacklists. It's also last in the food chain when being used with other add-ons, so you can easily see what gets through, even if using it with something like uBlock.

    Personally, when using FF, I use the built in privacy feature and only NoScript.
     
  19. SouthPark

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    In combination with the Reek list, the script thwarts a few techniques that prevent adblock users from viewing sites, though I found that on Chromium the Reek script slowed browsing considerably, so I uninstalled it.
     
  20. Wheyech

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    Thank you for answer :thumb:
     
  21. thescreamingyang

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    You're welcome. If the FF shield appears (left part of the URL bar), just hit shft+ctr+K to bring up the developer security window. That will show you what was blocked, and got through the other extensions. Scorecardreasearch and facebook pixel/beacons are the main things that have been blocked by the native FF setting, even while using Fanboy's annoyance list in uBlock or ABP.

    To see all network connections being made, hit shft+ctr+Q. A good way to test extensions and avoid redundancy.
     
  22. gorhill

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    Tracking Protection is an all or nothing approach on a per-site basis though. uBlock Origin in advanced mode gives you better granularity, for example prevent connections to Facebook, except when visiting Facebook. Firefox's Tracking Protection is no match for the information at a glance and [control uBO gives you](https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Blocking-mode). Regarding performance, I haven't seen any benchmarks supporting that Tracking Protection makes a significant difference[1] -- which difference, if ever demonstrated, would have to be significant enough to justify the forsaking of all the other advantages of using uBO over Tracking Protection.

    [1] I personally don't see the point of claiming "better performance" without any semblance of benchmarks to support that the point is relevant.
     
  23. thescreamingyang

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    The default uBlock Origin lists, and the optional lists are all or nothing as well. Performance is easy to observe for one's self in FF. Though I have seen other measurements posted by you, and have no reason to distrust them, I have not seen any semblance of the FF Tracking Protection as compared to uBlock Origin.

    Your extension is nice, I use it on my android devices. And I agree with the you that uBlock Origin offers a finer degree of granularity except for one thing: blocking objects on white-listed sites.

    https://kontaxis.github.io/trackingprotectionfirefox/
     
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  24. gorhill

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    Like this?

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