RequestPolicy is second-to-none when it comes to providing control over your browsing experience. Once you know how many third party sites are stalking you, it becomes incredibly satisfying to block them.
This addon opens up web browsing at the domain level and, as such, it requires a basic understanding of how websites work. If you don't know what a CDN is, you should get your privacy elsewhere. If you do, and you don't mind a little extra work when visiting new sites, then RequestPolicy will give you a newfound feeling of control over the web.
Just a couple of features I would like to see:
- Wildcards: i.e. allow *.example.com
- (optionally) Pre-load with a decent list of standard exceptions so people don't feel like this addon has broken the web.
would be great
I do not remember how I discover RequestPolicy but since I simply do not want to go on the web without !
For me only miss a function: "Accept all request except..." :)
Wonderful addon for privacy and internet speed.It also works as ad blocker.Development continued with 1.0beta development release.
pls, update install.rdf for firefox nightly
Great addon. Thank you!
このアイテムは “それらに代わりうる” 十二分な機能を有しています。
It's an excellent addon.
As for new 1.0.0b7 (RequestPolicy Continued).
There was a good feature in latest stable build with import/export custom rules in text file. Looks like it is completely broken now - I cannot export anything form My Policy page. It is a pity, because it was a good feature for syncing policies at different systems. By the way it could be developed in true syncing - like a button, that means "Import and then Export" or even automatic syncing using some path (path could be to Dropbox folder for instance).
Maybe you can revert it back?
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Pairs well with No Script add-on.
Too obtrusive for normal use. Other anti-tracking add-on are usually all I desire.
Best for use with tor.
While maintenance has stopped for now, a fork is being considered quite actively since a long time now so it might happen soon. Regardless, it still works perfectly for me on Palemoon.
What a lot of people commenting here don't seem to understand is what this add-on is useful for. GP2 recommending PrivacyBadger instead is a clear example, because those 2 add-ons do very different things. PB is another one of those tracker-blockers, with the unique addition of an automatic detection. RP lets you simply block entire domains, preventing scripts, images, iframes, cookies and everything else entirely. It's equivalent to adding an entry to your OS' hosts file that redirects to localhost. Obviously, you need to have the skills to tell malignant domains apart from beneficial ones, otherwise you'll screw up and it's your own fault. Many people also compare it to NoScript: again, wrong. NS disables scripts from specific domains, RP blocks any and all connections to said domain, scripts and more. It's a simpler but more powerful tool than either NS or PB, or any other, because of what it does.
By the way, another great way to do all of the former is by using HostsMan and picking good blocking lists. It adds tens of thousands of entries to your hosts file to block access to ads, malware, trackers, etc, no matter which program tries to connect to them. The blocking happens at OS level, not browser/add-on level.
it was really a great extension and I've used it for quite some time (before giving up on it) It makes stupid pages with chained loaders loading 100+ external things load in 0.2 rather than 5+ seconds.
Sadly it also kills the css files "rendering" most websites hard if not impossible to use.
While wonderful in concept the lack of logic and the weird UI consumes almost as much time as was gained, time you have to spend aiming the mouse and clicking all over the place, guessing which blocked content is the css file is so weird it is entirely not worth the effort (specially for sites you visit only 1 time)
Adding a temp exception for single visit domains shouldn't require more than 1 click, this feature needs an extra task bar button or the (usual) "disable" function when right clicking the icon. One has to use a sub menu entry the whole time? This part was not very well done at all. After diving into the sub menu's thousands of times I just had enough of it. sorry. Perhaps if it was the first entry in stead of the last I would be less annoyed by it.
Disabling redirects should be optional as it is not useful for anything. It just makes browsing even more annoying. Sometimes redirecting images and iframes don't seem to work at all, regardless of the settings.
Hope this helps and good luck!
I really, REALLY wish someone would grab the source code for this addon and add blacklist capability. It's a great addon, but I want to use it ONLY to block the ability of people to snag my IP using pics on certain message boards, while leaving all other sites alone. Someone please run with this! TIA
Awesome addon, makes browsing way more fast, secure and private. Also saves some amount of system memory if you don't enable social widgets (Hello, Facebook! Hi, Twitter! etc).
The things, that I would like to see in it:
* blacklisting - I don't want to see some hosts I would not enable most of the time
* more custom banning - for example, on the most sites I want to enable specific 3rd level domain, but sometimes - to enable all of them along with 2nd level domain (cloudfront, for example). So, few additional allowment options would be nice. Example list:
"allow requests to somelongname.cloundfront.net"
"allow requests to cloudfront.net (with subdomains)"
I like the idea of this add-on. However, I am normally only guessing about what is, or is not, need on any given page or site. For that reason, I don't think it can succeed at providing increased privacy or security. At least, not in its current form.
Agreed with most of the others - this is an excellent tool, and yes, adding a blacklist will be helpful as well.
I tried NoScript back in the day but it was too terse/cryptic for me - I love Request Policy's simple dropdown list of sites style. Not to mention apparently NoScript and others don't actually stop the browser from connecting to the ad servers, they simply don't run the scripts there - but the ad server would've already had your IP. Request Policy blocks all connections that aren't allowed, period. Surfing is way faster now.
Great add-on. I would like to see a blacklist and a middle-click feature that let's you see a site's Security and Privacy info page like in NoScript.
Works exactly as it should, however, having a blacklist (like in NoScript) would make things easier over time, since it would be quicker to white list addresses that are safe, instead of having to look between the unsafe addresses every time.
Отличное дополнение. Всё просто и надёжно.
Excellent add-ons thank you for sharing.
can we build a black list that applies to every website, for certain cross-requests? it seems more useful than a whitelist, though I´m not quite sure..
There are 2 reasons I don't give this 5 stars:
- Rules are only global. Rules per site isn't supported.
- This addon leaks memory A LOT!
When I have Firefox running over 24 hours RequestPolicy have eaten more than 1 GB of memory.