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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 1:48 pm

Following the Chrome announcement for https://blog.chromium.org/2017/11/expan ... n-web.html I decided to create a ticket for https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416345

Rather rely on extensions such as uBO, a native solution would be nice.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 2:34 pm

mdew wrote:Following the Chrome announcement for https://blog.chromium.org/2017/11/expan ... n-web.html I decided to create a ticket for https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1416345

Rather rely on extensions such as uBO, a native solution would be nice.

problem with Native Adblockers IMO is that you dont actually have control over it like you do with Ubo or any other blocker.

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 5:49 pm

ICQ5 wrote:problem with Native Adblockers IMO is that you dont actually have control over it like you do with Ubo or any other blocker.


Not a list, but a browser detection if its being redirected. This is what Chrome seems to be doing

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Post Posted November 10th, 2017, 5:59 pm

mdew wrote:
ICQ5 wrote:problem with Native Adblockers IMO is that you dont actually have control over it like you do with Ubo or any other blocker.


Not a list, but a browser detection if its being redirected. This is what Chrome seems to be doing

i did comment in your Bug. a Linux only Browser called Epiphany has had a Native Blocker in it for i think since 3.22, however its a PITA as the only real way to to it is via gsettings. . my problem with a Native blocker maybe that the developers may allow some hidden Ads to appear. whereas atleast allowing users to install Adblock or Ubo they have full control of what they wanna block etc., i just dont thin a Native Blocker is the way to go. i dont think Firefox should do everything what Chrome does.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2017, 4:43 pm

Firefox has a fair internal blocker - not sure if its only in Nightly builds or if its in productions builds..

go to about:preferences#privacy and scroll down to Tracking Protection - Default is 'only in Private windows', Check the 'Always' box to have it in normal non-PB browser as well.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2017, 7:51 pm

TheVisitor wrote:Firefox has a fair internal blocker - not sure if its only in Nightly builds or if its in productions builds..

go to about:preferences#privacy and scroll down to Tracking Protection - Default is 'only in Private windows', Check the 'Always' box to have it in normal non-PB browser as well.


I'm trying running with only the built-in tracking protection, after reading this blog post. I enabled Strict protection.

https://blog.zgp.org/my-firefox-57-add-ons/

Some other interesting extensions there that I might try.
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Post Posted November 12th, 2017, 1:36 am

Firefox has a fair internal blocker

go to about:preferences#privacy

thats tracking protection based on diconnect, nothing similar to an ad/content blocker.

decent filtering with ublock.

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