robelanator

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Name robelanator
User since December 16, 2011
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

RequestPolicy

Love it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This add-on blocks all third-party requests (html, scripts, images, etc.) by default until you manually allow them on per-server basis, either temporarily or permanently. If you're tech-savvy enough to understand what that last sentence means then you'll have no trouble understanding how to use this add-on after trying it out on a few sites. It's very similar to NoScript, but is not limited to scripts / plug-in content.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.25). 

Trueblock Plus

Sad, but necessary Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Trueblock Plus is the same code as AdBlock Plus (which is open source) except with the "acceptable ads" feature OFF by default.

Now that the original (and, up until recently, very awesome) AdBlock Plus extension has, by default, added a whitelist of "acceptable" advertisers that overrides my blacklist and filter subscription(s)-- potentially exposing me to malicious scripts and tracking cookies-- a fork was, sadly, necessary.

Adblock Plus

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

The latest version AdBlock Plus (version 2.0) includes a whitelist of "acceptable" advertisers that by default overrides your blacklist and filter subscriptions. These "acceptable" advertisers have signed contracts with the AdBlock Plus author, who says in his forum that he is hoping to make money on this feature.

"Acceptable" ads include those which use third-party scripts and plant tracking cookies, meaning you could be subject to a drive-by malware attack or your privacy could be compromised using the default installation of AdBlock Plus.

I've been using this extension for years, but I will be abandoning it as soon as a fork appears or different adblocking extension is released. I don't like the idea of a third-party deciding which ads are "acceptable" for me, and putting my system and my privacy at risk.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1).