I really like this program. I prefer my news to be based on fact so this allows me to filter out the News Corp content that I don't want to be bothered with. I can not find the Options button, nor is there a way that I've seen to get to it. No icon, no bar. Otherwise a great program.
I've just moved from China were the government helpfully protected me, my factory's human trafficked staff, my family and my thirteen domestic servants from capitalist exploiter publications like those owned by Murdoch.
I asked around in the US for something like the software the Chinese government uses which I could install and everyone just stared at me blankly or said something stupid like "Why don't you just not click on sites if you don't like the owner?". Which completely misses the point.
Now I have your extension I don't need to worry about accidentally clicking on a link to a Bullingdon clique collaborationist news source. Still I think your block list is incomplete. You block all the running dog Murdoch Media and the arthritic old dog Daily Telegraph, but there are a lot of fascist reactionary insect sites out that there that still open normally.
I'd ideally like only the following counter Imperialist sites to work -
The People's Daily in China
Juche Times in Korea, or as you call it, North Korea
The Blog of the President in Iran
Press TV in Iran (actually just let one through, your choice)
The Guardian in the UK. Though only columns by Seamus Milne and George Monbiot. No need to filter on content.
The Independent in the UK. Only Robert Fisk, except when he criticizes the current Syrian government who are fraternal brothers of China and Russia.
Russia Today in Russia, unless they mention Taiwan's Imperialist Splittist pro so called Independence forces anywhere in the article as they occasionally do.
Like I say you've made a good start blocking the crypto neo feudalist exploiter class Daily Telegraph in the UK despite its non Murdoch ownership. But a lot of other bourgeois fascist reactionary sites still open. At this point I want to push this out to PC's in my company and also install it on the machines at home, but it doesn't do the job yet.
This has mostly worked well for me. However, today I tried to visit www.noh8campaign.com and this extension initially blocked it. The extension allows me to unblock that specific site, which I did, but I'm not aware of that site having anything to do with Murdoch so I'm a bit concerned.
I was surprised to see the Murdoch Block page appear when I loaded up boincstats.com. It appears, after whitelisting the site, that Murdoch Block seems to think it's part of Stats, Inc. It also seems, after a quick search, that another unrelated site, agristats.com, also gets blocked by this addon. It seems to me that any website with the pattern *stats.com will be blocked whether it is related to Murdoch or not.
Extra care should have been taken to ensure that ONLY the targeted sites are affected, and no others. Very poor job, indeed.
edit: nationalgeographic.com is also a blocked site that has nothing to do with News Corp. NatGeoTV.com should be the blocked site. Also telegraph.co.uk is not the same as dailytelegraph.net.au/. Learn the difference, and BLOCK THE RIGHT SITES!!
Great add-on. And no. It's not cencorship, you right wing idiots. If i want to block News Corp then it's my choise. If you actually like News Corp and the shit they feed you then dont install this add-on. Simple as that. Noone forces you to do anything.
As of 17aug11, the UK Daily Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk) which is NOT owned by Murdoch is incorrectly blocked, presumably because it's been confused for the Australian Daily Telegraph which IS Murdoch owned.