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posted by martyb on Thursday May 17 2018, @06:19AM   Printer-friendly
from the with-privacy-like-this... dept.

The once-venerated then once-defunct uBlock had been abandoned for years. Minimal interaction on Github, almost no commits, no interaction on the issue tracker not much of anything besides asking for donations for nothing. Well, a few months ago, a user by the name of uBlockAdmin unceremoniously joined Github and was given control of the uBlock repository. Not many changes have happened since. Basically, just changing the Readme around and bumping the versions for the various browsers, while ignoring the breaking bugs that makes bumping versions a bad idea. But, one commit does stand out from the rest: https://github.com/uBlockAdmin/uBlock/commit/76b89c0a22d20f3a66d7feab14e024f56ca65539 That is right folks, a privacy tool that makes money from people confusing it for another piece of software now has the bonus feature of tracking you! With renewed activity and new versions being deployed to the various extension stores (thus making it harder to tell the real from old by latest release date and incompatibility with newer browser versions), it might be a good idea to check if you are using the real thing: https://github.com/gorhill/ublock


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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday May 17 2018, @02:56PM

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday May 17 2018, @02:56PM (#680737) Journal

    Yep. UMatrix. Never looked back.

    It's geeky. Not a tool for grandma. But it works.

    This may smell bad, kid, but it’ll keep you warm . . . -- Han Solo

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    Calmly vote. Fill out your ballet and drop it in the ballet box. Don't dance around bothering the pole watchers.
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