#uBlockOrigin is a really good and easy-to-use ad-blocker for your web browser. It also blocks some other threats to your privacy.
You can install it from your browser's add-on or extensions menu, and it's available for all major browsers including Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Edge and Opera.
It works well alongside #PrivacyBadger, and switching.social recommends you install both.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do NOT install "uBlock", it has a similar name but is a totally different app.
@switchingsocial Yup, it's a while I use uBlock Origin as Firefox addon, it works smoothly and it is far less invasive than Adblock Plus
@switchingsocial Good point. So confusing. I was running the rip-off for months now.
Exported the settings, installed the Origin version and imported everything there.
Works fine again.
@switchingsocial uMatrix is a great tool too. It allows fine grained control about what content is loaded from which site.
For 'advanced' users only.
@switchingsocial I've been using it in conjunction with Privacy Badger in Chrome for quite a while. Super easy to use, and speeds things up.
@switchingsocial @switchingsocial I recommend Ghostery. It’s faster and more memory efficient.
I think Ghostery makes money from advertising?
@melgu @switchingsocial Sorry, but an app that saves all your settings on "their" server? I used Ghostery long ago. But the day you couldn't open the configuration page locally anymore (but it brought you to "their" server), I ditched it.
@t0k I was long time afraid uMatrix would be to complicated. Until the day I finally tried it. Smooth and easy! (hasn't it even a beginners mode?) Replaced NoScript for me.
I'm using uBlock Origin and uMatrix together. By me both Addons work in "hard mode" so every connection to third parties and website element as scripts, images etc will blocked by default. So the the website loads only the things which i allow him.
And additional i use a Addon which blocks the canvas shit.
@melgu @switchingsocial @t0k
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