Adblock Plus Options
AdBlock Plus (ABP) is among the most popular ad blockers, with versions available for Firefox, Chrome, Opera and a new version just released for Internet Explorer. ABP features a quick setup, loading preset filter lists that allow users to quickly block most ads, as well as the option to filter malware and social media buttons. Savvy users can choose additional block lists as well as set custom filters or whitelist their favorite sites to keep their ad revenue in the black.
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AdBlock (no relation to AdBlock Plus) is the other major ad blocker extension of note, available for users of Chrome, Opera and Safari. AdBlock uses a series of filter lists to automatically block ad content coming from known ad servers and providers. Users can stick with the default block lists, subscribe to additional ones, or even create their own, as well as whitelist their favorite websites.
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Adblock Plus is a tool that lets users block ads. Since ads fuel a lot of the content we enjoy for free online, finding common ground seemed to make sense. We asked our users about this and they overwhelmingly agreed. The Acceptable Ads initiative is beneficial because it encourages the ad industry to pursue less intrusive ad formats, thus having a positive impact on the Internet as a whole. It also provides us with a viable source of revenue, paid only by larger participants in the Acceptable Ads initiative, which we need in order to be able to administer and maintain the program and continue development of a free product.
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The Fastest & Most Powerful Safari Content Blocker. In multiple independent tests, enabling 1Blocker decreases page loading time and total downloaded data on average by over 50%. 1Blocker will save not only your battery life, but also your mobile data traffic.1Blocker is highly configurable. It comes with 40 000 preinstalled blockers and lets you whitelist websites you love with a Safari extension.
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HTTPS Everywhere is an extension created by EFF and the Tor Project which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure “http” to secure “https”. It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.
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ScriptSafe is a Chrome tool inspired by the likes of NoScript in order to provide a similar script blocking functionality to Chrome users. Unfortunately, due to technical details in Chrome’s design, ScriptSafe and similar programs can’t quite match the functionality of NoScript on Firefox. Still, the people behind ScriptSafe make a good effort, allowing users to block set different levels of blocking, blacklist or whitelist domains, and more.
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Disconnect lets you visualize and block the invisible websites that track you. Load the pages you go to 44% faster. Stop tracking by thousands of third-party sites. Disconnect was named the best privacy tool by the New York Times (2016), Innovation Award winner for Best Privacy and Security software at South by Southwest (2015), listed as one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Chrome extensions by Lifehacker.
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Find out what’s really happening to your customers and to their data. Ghostery MCM helps you speed up, clean up, and lock down your site and apps so you can focus on driving growth for your business. Take a 360° look under the hood of your websites and apps: increased visibility gives you control. Ghostery MCM works fast to help you accelerate site speed, ensure compliance, and bullet-proof your digital assets Then you can focus on driving growth.
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Privacy Badger extension (Chrome, Firefox) was born from the EFF’s concerns about the business models of some privacy tools and ad blockers. Privacy Badger functions similarly to extensions like AdBlock Plus (on which it was based) and Ghostery, observing the various tracking tools that advertisers and other third parties might use to track your online activities and selectively blocking them from executing, with built in learning algorithms that adapt to the sites you visit as well as any new tracking tools discovered.
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Adblock Plus and NoScript
Adblock Plus and Ghostery