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uBlock Origin - tracking cookie?

Post by F4X » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:50 pm

I'm pretty sure in the past there were no tracking cookies created by uBlock Origin, but now there is:

https://i.imgur.com/OJfRmOL.jpg

After every start of Chrome it's created again. Start Chrome, close it and check for yourself.
Please tell the reason of its being there.

The program used to find it out http://auslogics.com/en/software/boost-speed/

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Post by intense » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:09 pm

I get no such cookie.

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Post by gorhill » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:41 pm

It's just nonsense, your "Buy now" program is incompetent, it reports uBO's chrome-extension:// URL as if it was a network protocol. which it is not. Furthermore it does not details what it supposedly found, and incompetently report whatever it found as "tracker". You should wonder why that program does not report exactly what it finds while you can very easily find for yourself without having to install anything, just open uBO's dev console in your browser and select "Application" pane and look at what uBO stores locally. In the end, what matters is uBO's privacy policy -- if you do not trust it, don't install it.

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Post by smed79 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:58 pm

@F4X BoostSpeed is a #PUP / #PUA.
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