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Re: techradar.com

Post by intense » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:25 am

Try yourself, first blocking all scripts, then xmlhttprequest, and so on.

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Post by gotitbro » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:37 am

I blocked all scripts on the website the ads were still loading, then I blocked the inline-script on the page it disabled the clicking of ads but the ads were still loading.

After looking at the source code, I found this: https://paste2.org/FK0W4xtX on the timesofindia page.

The ad script is embedded in the page itself?

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Post by dhruvsahni » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:59 am

Thanks..it worked..Cheers

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Post by smed79 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:29 am

gotitbro wrote:as a lot of data was being spent ... In the above case, the best we can do is hide them right?
in this case to save your data you can block colombia images

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||techradar.com/trcdem/
||indiatimes.com/toiitpic/
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Post by gotitbro » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:02 pm

smed79 wrote: in this case to save your data you can block colombia images

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||techradar.com/trcdem/
||indiatimes.com/toiitpic/


You are right, for some reason I thought the indiatimes URL above was also being used to serve other images as well, the above filters work and can be used with ##STYLE[type="text/css"] + [class] to block and hide the ads.

Filters for some other sites with these ads:

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||indiatimes.com/toiitpic/
||techradar.com/trcdem/
||businessinsider.in/bimed/
||media.mensxp.com/mxcip/
||lifehacker.co.in/lhega/
||mediaresources.idiva.com/idivage/

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Post by gotitbro » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:29 am

For "Recommended by Colombia" ads: ||economictimes.indiatimes.com/itetpic/

LazyLoad Ad blank frame (http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business):
economictimes.indiatimes.com##.lazyLoadAd

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Post by gotitbro » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:48 am

Blank ad iframes in the middle and bottom of article.

Error URL: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-22/news/53112597_1_bitcoin-digital-afterlife-heirs

These frames end with /googleadarticle.cms for example in the above URL they load as:
http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-08-22/news/googleadarticle.cms

These can be blocked by:

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/googleadarticle.cms$domain=indiatimes.com

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Post by gotitbro » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:51 pm

@Khrin This filter in the EasyList @@||timesofindia.indiatimes.com^$image,~third-party
(3ba6af49d29...) lets ad images through which are served through the first party URL

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toiitpic/
See: viewtopic.php?p=110851#p110851

It would be better if this filter was changed to just block the third-party images instead:

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||timesofindia.indiatimes.com^$image,third-party

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Post by Khrin » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:48 pm

Where's exactly allowing adverts, can you give the exact link? I don't feel myself confident to block all third-party images in this case...

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Post by gotitbro » Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:50 pm

Khrin wrote:
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:48 pm
Where's exactly allowing adverts, can you give the exact link? I don't feel myself confident to block all third-party images in this case...
You can check here:

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/hundreds-of-companies-willing-to-build-donald-trumps-border-wall/articleshow/57458064.cms
The ad images below the article are served by the first part URL

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/toiitpic/
Also what were you trying to achieve by the filter you added?

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Post by gotitbro » Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:14 am

@Khrin I realize that you wanted to allow all first party images from timesofindia.indiatimes.com to load on all indiatimes.com domains. I thought the filter you added @@||timesofindia.indiatimes.com^$image,~third-party only applied to timesofindia.indiatimes.com domain and for some reason thought you wanted to block third party images from timesofindia.indiatimes.com (my mistake I apologize).

We should not add the the above filter however as the same domain is being used to load ad images. For the anti adb filter we can for the time being whitelist the specific URL:
@@||timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ad-banner-zedo$image

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Post by nowayjoy » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:00 pm

using following code leaves "recommended by colombia'' in page everywhere

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indiatimes.com##A[onclick*="/click.htm"]
url

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/white-house-asks-congress-to-probe-whether-obama-ordered-wiretap/articleshow/57480314.cms
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Removed your link: rules#links
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Post by sram_rey » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:08 pm

timesofindia network is using their native ad network to deliver ads as articles. Their native ad network is called columbia and in page it appears as
"Recommended by Colombia". The technique they are using is proxying ad images as native images. The following are the some of the native namespace they are using for delivering ad images

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||indiatimes.com/toiitpic/
||techradar.com/trcdem/
||businessinsider.in/bimed/
||media.mensxp.com/mxcip/
||lifehacker.co.in/lhega/
||mediaresources.idiva.com/idivage/
||economictimes.indiatimes.com/itetpic/
But incase of timesofindia.indiatimes.com, the following filter will prevent blocking ad images as we are allowing all first party images.

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@@||timesofindia.indiatimes.com^$first-party,image
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Post by gotitbro » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:35 pm

@sram_rey This has been reported earlier viewtopic.php?p=114252#p114252.
If you are using uBO use: ||indiatimes.com/toiitpic/$important, I think this should be looked into and the whitelist filter be modified.

Blank ad in the left sidebar on http://economictimes.indiatimes.com.

Error URL:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/ban-on-cash-dealings-not-applicable-for-bank-post-office-withdrawals/articleshow/58032459.cms

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indiatimes.com##.internalAd

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Post by gotitbro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:16 am

A music widget from the website http://gaana.com appears in the bottom right corner with the title " gaana of the Day". I am not sure how to block this, seems to be dependent on js.

SS: https://i.imgur.com/nC7oGjU.png
Error URL:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/oil-firms-sell-petrol-at-rs-29-litre-government-adds-another-rs-48-in-taxes/articleshow/58352435.cms

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Post by intense » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:34 am

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com##[class^=gaana]
timesofindia.indiatimes.com##[id^=gaana]

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Post by gotitbro » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:11 pm

Thanks, the second filter work fine itself as well.

Edit: For anyone wondering the music widget was loaded by the websites CSS, so it was just an element. Upon clicking it loads the full fledged widget's iframe: http://gaana.com/gaanawidget-v4

So hiding it with the filters suggested by intense should work fine.

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Post by gotitbro » Wed May 17, 2017 1:00 am

Blank ad iframe below the photo gallery on http://economictimes.indiatimes.com.

Error URL:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/dont-worry-atms-are-safe-from-ransomware-attack/dont-worry/slideshow/58701761.cms

This can be blocked by:

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/stocksad.cms

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