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dailycaller.com ads via websockets

Post by inspector » Sat May 28, 2016 12:36 am

I've been seeing ads on dailycaller.com for some time now, and began wondering why they never get zapped. I tracked them down, and realized they are not loaded by a regular javascript, they are loaded over websockets. Here is the ws URL responsible for loading these ads:

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ws://ws-gateway.com/
With these request headers:

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Accept-Encoding:gzip, deflate, sdch
Accept-Language:en-US,en;q=0.8,sv;q=0.6,de;q=0.4,es;q=0.2
Cache-Control:no-cache
Connection:Upgrade
Host:ws-gateway.com
Origin:http://dailycaller.com
Pragma:no-cache
Sec-WebSocket-Extensions:permessage-deflate; client_max_window_bits
Sec-WebSocket-Key:LS+/r5d71cvYT0nTqXcT6A==
Sec-WebSocket-Version:13
Upgrade:websocket
User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_11_4) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/50.0.2661.86 Safari/537.36
Then I found out that the Adblocker plugin I'm using doesn't actually support blocking websocket connections in Chrome (Adblock+). I haven't tried it, but its supposed to be possible to block websocket connections in Firefox.
uBlock Origin has created a workaround which allows that plugin to block websocket connections in Chrome anyway, and this brings me to suggest the following block be added to easylist:

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||ws-gateway.com^$script
This gets rid of these ads at least for those using uBlock, and presumably in Firefox with regular Adblockers as well! Hopefully the problem will be fixed in Chrome soon, for all the Chrome / AdBlock+ users out there!

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Post by fanboy » Sat May 28, 2016 1:27 am

Apart from being a chrome/webkit limitation, there is little we can do atm.

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Post by smed79 » Sat May 28, 2016 4:50 am

ws-gateway.com already blocked by easylist.
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Post by intense » Sat May 28, 2016 7:31 am

for dailycaller on chrome, even without ubo, add these filters:

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@@||dailycaller.com^$generichide
||outbrain.com^$domain=dailycaller.com
dailycaller.com##.OUTBRAIN

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Post by gorhill » Sat May 28, 2016 2:05 pm

The workaround fix for websocket can be implemented by any blocker. For example, AdGuard is implementing it -- and AdGuard devs contributed to improve the workaround fix[1]. Ideally all blockers would support it (the Chromium issue has been lingering for years, there is no reason to believe it will be fixed in the short term).

[1] https://github.com/gorhill/chromium-websocket-wrapper

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Post by intense » Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:48 pm

for ABP chrome, add:

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@@||brassyobedientcotangent.com^$script


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Post by concerned » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:01 pm

I've recently seen several sites (no, not all. I'm fairly certain this is not the result of adware on my linux box) that have very persistant ads that I'm unable to get adblock to correctly block.

An example is: http://dailycaller.com/2016/07/05/new-study-shows-natural-causes-for-antarctic-sea-ice-growth/

The offending portions on this site are labeled

Sponsored by AdReclaim

but I'm not sure if that's been true of all of the sites I've seen with this behavior of late.

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Post by concerned » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:43 pm

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@@||brassyobedientcotangent.com^$script
@@||dailycaller.com^$generichide
||outbrain.com^$domain=dailycaller.com
dailycaller.com##.OUTBRAIN
This blocked most of it. I then added the 3 lines from your post above and that got the rest.

Thank you!

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Post by IsraeliAdblocker » Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:01 am

working for me, any idea about inserting this to main easylist?

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Post by spikevega » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:00 am

still seeing ads on chrome :(

i don't see a reason to insert it to the main list until fixed ...

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Post by intense » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:10 am

The filters above are working fine in chrome too (tested with ABP)
Disable all other blocking extensions, keep only 1 adblocker (disable ghostery, disconnect, other)

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Post by smed79 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:26 pm

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@@||hitwastedgarden.com^$script
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Post by rhanajoy » Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:38 am

Hi! I'm seeing these Trending Now ads on

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http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/08/cnn-will-trump-follow-drudges-lead-and-question-hillarys-health-video/
, in AdBlock 3.1, all lists updated today, Chrome current version, after trying all of the filters suggested above. Is there some combination of them that I'm getting wrong?
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Post by intense » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:21 am

in ABP for chrome (last dev build) it works now (websocket patch landed)

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Post by awroyal » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:51 pm

dailycaller.com has numerous ads on the right side.

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Post by intense » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:19 pm

if you are using AB it's due to websocket crap. ABP (last dev build) added websocket support.

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Post by smed79 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:08 pm

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/cdn-cgi/pe/bag2?*nr-data.net
/cdn-cgi/pe/bag2?*adsnative.com

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@@||dailycaller.com^$generichide
@@||ad8k.com^$script,domain=dailycaller.com
/cdn-cgi/pe/bag2?*.outbrain.com$domain=dailycaller.com
dailycaller.com#@#a[onmousedown^="this.href='http://paid.outbrain.com/network/redir?"][target="_blank"]
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Post by rhanajoy » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:28 pm

Those rules are working here, @smed79, thanks!
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