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not using an adblocker is reckless
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 20:52    Post subject:  not using an adblocker is reckless
Subject description: How to obliterate ads forever Ublock Origin
 

https://thetinhat.com/tutorials/addons/ublock-origin-best-adblocker-alternative.html

i]...ad blocking is hardly about privacy or visual appeal anymore, its about the security and integrity of your computer; not using an adblocker is reckless.[/i]

Among a field crowded with a diverse range of adblockers, uBlock Origin stands out as one of the best available for a number of reasons. First, its memory footprint is not just nill, its negative. This is because of the fact that the memory that is saved by not having to display advertisements is larger than the memory required to run the application.

For websites that you like, you can whitelist them. Ads mean money for content providers.

Further reading :
Brave browser, an alternative to ad blockers.
https://thetinhat.com/blog/thoughts/brave-browser.html
https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/blob/master/docs/linuxInstall.md#debian-jessie-and-ubuntu-zesty-yakkety-xenial-and-trusty-amd64

If Brave will only launch with --no-sandbox, which is not recommended, use firejail : firejail brave --no-sandbox (in terminal). Firejail is sandboxing Brave.

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musher0


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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2018, 21:25    Post subject:  

Thanks for the tip, labbe5.
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8Geee


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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2018, 03:33    Post subject:  

Brave is pretty good, shame its 64-bit only.
Us 32-bitters would also like to try it.
For now a locked down FF27 suffices here. Rolling Eyes

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p310don

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar 2018, 05:29    Post subject:  

Don't forget to use the built in Puppy Advert Blocker - edits the hosts file to stop connections to most ads anyway...
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dogle

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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr 2018, 16:47    Post subject:  

Thanks for the tips from me too, labbe5.

8Geee, I see a strong hint that 32-bit versions of the Brave browser may be in development, in the fifth paragraph of this item:

https://brave.com/an-inside-look-at-brave-development/

(The text is unfortunately undated, but a peek at the meta suggests maybe just before last Christmas).

I see that the broader Brave publicity lays some stress on the fringe benefit of data use saving for those paying for a metered data use deal (like me, and our illustrious PuppyMaster!). Certainly, I've noticed a whacking increase in datagobble when trying different Pups which don't have my usual armoury of blockers installed.
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