Is this the end of the content blockers as we know them today?

Google just wants to block everyone else so they can only do all the spying! :smirk:

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Ptfff, who uses a Chromium-based browser anyway? :rofl:

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Google unveiled plans to f**k off :sunglasses:

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For that matter I encourage everybody to look into dnscrypt-proxy. It supports blacklists (the same as pi-hole if you want) and it improves security in general.

If you want to use the blacklist feature you need to look into directory:
/usr/share/dnscrypt-proxy/utils/generate-domains-blacklists

Here is the blacklist conf I use:

my-domains-blacklist.conf
file:domains-blacklist-local-additions.txt

# AdAway is an open source ad blocker for Android using the hosts file.
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/AdAway/adaway.github.io/master/hosts.txt

# Malware domains
https://mirror1.malwaredomains.com/files/justdomains

# Malware Domain List
https://www.malwaredomainlist.com/hostslist/hosts.txt

# EasyList
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylist_noelemhide.txt

# EasyList China
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistchina.txt

# Peter Lowe's Ad and tracking server list
https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers/serverlist.php?hostformat=nohtml

# Sysctl list (ads)
http://sysctl.org/cameleon/hosts

# BarbBlock list (spurious and invalid DMCA takedowns)
# [https://ssl.bblck.me/blacklists/domain-list.txt] could not be loaded: <urlopen error [Errno 111] Connection refused>
# https://ssl.bblck.me/blacklists/domain-list.txt

##


# RU AdList
https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/advblock.txt

# Phishing Army - https://phishing.army/
https://phishing.army/download/phishing_army_blocklist.txt

# AdGuard Simplified Domain Names filter
https://adguardteam.github.io/AdGuardSDNSFilter/Filters/filter.txt


#######################################################
# these ones kill n-tv movies:

# NoTracking's list - blocking ads, trackers and other online garbage
# this one kill n-tv movies
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/notracking/hosts-blocklists/master/dnscrypt-proxy/dnscrypt-proxy.blacklist.txt

# NextDNS CNAME cloaking list
# https://raw.githubusercontent.com/nextdns/cname-cloaking-blocklist/master/domains

# Geoffrey Frogeye's block list of first-party trackers - https://hostfiles.frogeye.fr/
# https://hostfiles.frogeye.fr/firstparty-trackers.txt

# OISD.NL - Blocks ads, phishing, malware, tracking and more. Tries to minimize false positives.
 #https://dbl.oisd.nl/

And my local additions in domains-blacklist-local-additions.txt contain

facebook.com
facebook.de

That is pretty secure and similar to what pi-hole is doing. The only difference is that I do not need an extar box but have this setup native on all my linux PCs.

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I fear that at some point we will no longer have a choice. :nauseated_face:

firefox is still there and will stay if we care about it :wink:

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I think any content blocking application at the same time uses quite a bit of machine resources. You should use them with caution.

This AI add blocking seems quite interesting

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I doubt any more than today’s full security suites for Windows, and those take almost ZERO resources.

Firefox says that they

have no immediate plans to remove blocking webRequest

The blogpost is from sep. 3rd 2019. Haven’t looked further yet to see if there are any updates on the issue fro Mozilla.

That’s always a valid fear. But this situation is actually helping. The enemy is shooting himself in the foot, he should not be interrupted while doing so.

It’s the average normie that uses a Chromium-based browser out of ignorance and convenience. But if Chromium-based browsers now lose the ability to block ads (which probably won’t happen, the article in the OP is just panic, but I hope it actually does!), that’s a huge incentive to use a Firefox-based browser.

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Hmm so why not use firefox everything works sort of?

Yeah, that was my firs thought, too. It’s all about demand. If Chrome is not able to deliver one of the most important things for many people browsing the internet, people will not use it anymore.

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Cause Vivaldi IS better than Firefox.

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It’s closed source, so you can’t know whether it’s better or not. :man_shrugging:t3:

You only have the developer’s word that it’s not doing anything nefarious.

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Just like it’s base chromium it’s open.

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Strange how everyone hates Google with a passion, and rightfully so, but on the other hand, everyone immediately uses everything and anything Google makes, instead of just boycotting them outright. It’s like Google owns the internet, and everyone has to comply, or else nothing works! W3 works hard on making good standards, and Google just steam rolls over them, and dictates where tech goes.

Firefox for me! :fox_face:

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