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by gotitbro
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You
Replies: 6
Views: 458

Audio, Fonts & WebRTC Tracking You

Many different methods are being employed these days to track users. I came across a Princeton study which analyzed the tracking methods being employed today. The most prominent and persistent trackers are from Google followed by Facebook and Twitter . Unsurprisingly News, Sports and Recreational we...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Chrome Browser
Topic: Google to block third-party code injections in Chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 1085

Re: Google to block third-party code injections in Chrome

We probably shouldn't run software that injects code into any browser. Also, the so called anti virus and the extensions and toolbars that come with them weaken and expose your security rather than protect you. If you are running Windows 10 and have Windows Defender you are already better protected ...
by gotitbro
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: storypick.com
Replies: 0
Views: 128

storypick.com

Ads are loaded through Cloudflare's Rocketloader ( /cdn-cgi/pe/bag2? ) on http://www.storypick.com. SS: https://i.imgur.com/NUumhmD.png Error URL: http://www.storypick.com/ The website loads ad requests and other resources via XHR from Clouadflare's Rocketloader . This lets the ad requests get throu...
by gotitbro
Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblocking Year in Review
Replies: 1
Views: 369

Adblocking Year in Review

The year's coming to a close and the holiday season has already begun. Looks like a time to take a look at this years major adblocking events. Adblocking Year in Review: The most major event will have to be the EasyList DMCA one. An advertising company, Admiral , sent a DMCA notice to the EasyList a...
by gotitbro
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development

True. He was the one who took the Adblock project in the correct direction after the original was all but abandoned. He directed the EasyList in the right way too.

Hope he's still connected to the project in other ways.
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: How did the EasyList Forum start?
Replies: 2
Views: 273

How did the EasyList Forum start?

While the history of EasyList itself is well documented (https://easylist.to/pages/about.html) not much is known about the beginnings of the EasyList Forum . From what can be seen lanik.us has been the EasyList Forum from the beginning. And Lanik has been managing and hosting it ever since. Several ...
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Wladimir Palant Taking a break from Adblock Plus development

Wladimir Palant (one of the original developer's of ABP and founders of Eyeo) just announced that he will be taking a complete break from the development of Adblock Plus for the next year or so. He mentions other projects he'll be focusing on for the time like his Easy Passwords extension . This see...
by gotitbro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: cgdhamaka.in
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: cgdhamaka.in

Each of these is a different ad network. Its like these ad networks are popping up everyday :.

@smed79 You repeated a filter above

Code: Select all

||adzmaza.in^$third-party
by gotitbro
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Creating Adblocker Notices
Replies: 0
Views: 288

Creating Adblocker Notices

Many websites show different types of notices to adblocker users informing them about how it impacts them. Some simply mock the users and block access, others simply notify. All of them do this in different ways like with attention grabbing graphics and notices, complex technical words which all vis...
by gotitbro
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Adblock Memes
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Adblock Memes

With all the serious discussion about adblock I thought I'll share some Adblock memes.

MRW a website says "We've noticed you're using an Adblocker". http://i.imgur.com/D8eBp7H.gifv

H/T: https://reddit.com/r/reactiongifs/comments/5op99b/mrw_a_website_says_weve_noticed_youre_using_an/
by gotitbro
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: AdBlock Protector 2 List for uBlock Origin
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: AdBlock Protector 2 List for uBlock Origin

I have been using uBlock Protector along with this list (same dev) and it works fine but the main work seems to be done by uBlock Protector in hard to block anti adblock notices. The list itself works fine but there are many old filters which sometimes unnecessarily allow ad requests. I like using u...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Report unblocked content
Topic: kaise-kare.com
Replies: 1
Views: 106

kaise-kare.com

Ads are shown below the article on http://kaise-kare.com.

SS: https://i.imgur.com/8Soq8IC.png
Error URL: http://kaise-kare.com/nam-se-vashikaran-kaise-kare-vash-me-karne-ke-totkay-hindi/

These can be blocked by:

Code: Select all

||desipearl.com^
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

I found another answer on how these animated emoticon are inserted in Subject lines. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/28095387/animated-icon-in-email-subject Even in the above thread the Subject line contains some sort of indication that there are animated emoticons there, i.e., UTF-8 in raw emai...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

The code for the animated emoticons is available on GitHub and it gives this description and ID for the emoticon I received in the Subject line of the above spam email: <e docomo=">E6F9" glyphRefID="457" google="FE827" id="827" img_from="softbank" kddi="E5CA" name="KISS" softbank="E111" unicode="+1F...
by gotitbro
Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:00 am
Forum: General Internet Topics
Topic: Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Animated emoticons in Gmail Subject Lines

I have been receiving a lot of spam lately and most Subject lines in these spam emails contain animated emoticons or "goomoji" which were introduced in Gmail before the standard Unicode emojis. Here is an article that tries to explain how these animated emoticons are added in Subject lines for Gmail...
by gotitbro
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: EasyList Subscriptions
Topic: Taboola and Outbrain
Replies: 4
Views: 631

Re: Taboola and Outbrain

@smed79 What aren't Uponit ads blocked? Can ABP filters not handle them?
by gotitbro
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: bloomberg.com

intense wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:23 am
on the main page is working fine, you mean this page:
https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/FAST:US
Yes that is why I said "The stock list below the header is blocked on stock quote pages on".
by gotitbro
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: bloomberg.com

@intense Can you have a look at this? I can't figure out what is blocking the stock list. Thank you.
by gotitbro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Report incorrectly removed content
Topic: bloomberg.com
Replies: 6
Views: 326

bloomberg.com

The stock list below the header is blocked on stock quote pages on https://www.bloomberg.com. It loads fine when adblock is disabled.

SS: https://i.imgur.com/6GluN94.png (SS of the item getting blocked, marked)
Error URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/FAST:US
by gotitbro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Liste FR
Topic: authedmine.com
Replies: 8
Views: 699

Re: authedmine.com

smed79 wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:55 am
Le problème vien du minage obligatoire pour avoir accès au contenu (comparable a un anti-adblock).
This seems like a reasonable answer to me. Wonder why @fanboy and others didn't mention this reason for blocking authedmine.com?
by gotitbro
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: uBlock Blocking CSP Raises Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: uBlock Blocking CSP Raises Questions

@gorhill @Lanik I see that an option has been added to uBO for enabling/disabling blocking of CSP reports in the latest public release of 1.14.18. The fact that its also disabled by default puts a complete end to the security debate. Cool.
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over

-Mark- wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:38 pm
No extension can cause harm right after installation
You know the extensions that hijack your new tab and homepage plus additional settings. They do the harm right after installation and these do make it to the Webstore as I have myself seen.
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over

-Mark- directives as in? Also what would be the point of checking after installing the extension? If there was harm to be done it could be done as soon the extension installs. Anyway to check the manifest before installing the extension? Edit: This seems like a good way to get the extension crx and...
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Facebook Earned $700 Million by Forcing Ads on Adblock Users
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Facebook Earned $700 Million by Forcing Ads on Adblock Users

Facebook earned a total of $700 million in the past four quarters by forcing ads on adblock users. Even though desktop usage and revenue fell for Facebook ad revenue from desktop adblock users increased each quarter. It is clear seeing this Facebook is going to continue the cat and mouse game. Thoug...
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over

Yes, this was a long time ago though :)

Can't know what extension is going to harm you even if you go by the rating on Chrome Webstore I recently discovered that most ratings and reviews are faked. Should only go with what you yourself trust.
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over
Replies: 8
Views: 921

Re: Google adds warning when malicious Extensions take over

This is nice especially the notice for New Tab. I remember using Chrome for the first time and not realizing the New Tab wasn't the one of Chrome (was changed by an adware).
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: uBlock Has More Than 10 Million Users on Chrome Alone
Replies: 0
Views: 305

uBlock Has More Than 10 Million Users on Chrome Alone

I just noticed that uBlock Origin has hit " 10,000,000+ users " on the Chrome Webstore. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm Looks like it the mark in the past month or so last time I checked users were around 8 million. This is just for Chrome and...
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling

@intense Conspiracy theories? I am literally going by just what's been written in the BusinessInsider article though I do not intend to further this conversation.
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: uBlock Blocking CSP Raises Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1081

Re: uBlock Blocking CSP Raises Questions

Mark, Lanik sure these people would be up to speed on such developments but that doesn't mean the regular user shouldn't be.
by gotitbro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Ad Blocking Topics
Topic: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling
Replies: 11
Views: 812

Re: Google's plan to block some ads has ad-tech companies scrambling

so would you bother yourself to read before spouting speculations here ? Literally going by the article you posted. Anyway one thing can't be denied and that is Google is definitely using its power to force advertisers to follow some standards (the standards which themselves have been decided from ...