>he's still using Adblock / ABP / AdGuard / Disconnect / uBlock / Ghostery
I've given up on all JS based ad blockers.
I abuse /etc/hosts.
bmo@ubuntu ~> head /etc/hosts
# This file is a merged collection of hosts from reputable sources,
# with a dash of crowd sourcing via Github
# Project home page: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
# Current sources:
Partying like it's 1999.
It breaks my heart seeing the online ad industry hurting like this
>One ad tracked in the study was a video spot for Chrysler that ran last year on Saveur.tv, a site based on the food and travel lifestyle magazine. Only 2 percent of the ad views registered as human, according to a person who was briefed on data provided to the study’s participants.
NoScript, RequestPolicy, RefControl, Self-Destructing Cookies and disabling Flash/Silverlight etc. block 90% of possible threats. HTTPSEverywhere, AdAway hosts file and Web Of Trust block another 5%.
Also, Ghostery is literally botnet owned by the company called Better Advertisment.
Can you explain what decentraleyes even does?
>Can you explain what decentraleyes even does?
Based on the description alone, I'd say it locally caches things like jquery or bootstrap, and then when sites request those common files from a CDN, it intercepts the request and just hands over the file it already has locally.
Which is something uMatrix can already do, like most of the addons in that list
I don't see the point of outright blocking the cookies, unless you literally never close the site's tabs, in which case - what's the point?
But if it's your business, Cookie Manager does it.
here is what you should do:
1. replace adblock edge with ublock origin (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ublock-origin/) or adblock plus, because even though it's not as good, it's at-least maintained.
2. uninstall disconnect, and subscribe to their filters with ublock or abp instead (see here for a list: https://github.com/chrisaljoudi/uBlock/issues/1406#issue-80697212) firefox 44 allows one to subcribe to one disconnect filter list out of the box btw (preference > privacy > use tracking protection). choose your list, then enable tracking protection globally in about:config by setting privacy.trackingprotection.enabled to true.
3. enjoy a more efficient setup.
i don't think there's an organized shilling effort by any means, but some people do get out of control with the ublock posts. all the shitposting about it when it first started getting noticed made me wait 2 or 3 months to even try it out. i did try it out though, and eventually switched from abp.
in ublock, i keep all the ublock specific filters enabled, except for the ones marked "experimental". i also enable adblock warning removal list, fanboy's enhanced tracking list, malware filter list by disconnect, fanboy's annoyance list, and then subscribe to this under custom: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy+easylist.txt
gets the job done. i also use a pretty comprehensive hosts file for my system merged from a bunch of different sources.