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I tend to keep mozilla and chrome on my desktops because i like the flexibility, however, i always find myself going back to firefox because you can a) download ad and script blockers with great ease b) it's a lot easier to organize your preferences than with chrome. I'm feeling so much better looking at this website with "Ghostery".

How does mozilla check which add-ons contain malware and don't? This is a thread for you to talk about about browser content control and browser security...which browsers are the "most hackable"? Do you have funny stories?
 


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I tend to keep mozilla and chrome on my desktops because i like the flexibility,
I'm curious what the benefits of having both are? For a long time they were pretty much interchangable, with no need to switch back and forth. I can't remember the last time I visited a site that would work in one but not the other.

Recently I read that Google is removing support for ad-blockers sometime soon. I can't seem to find the article, however. It has been known for years that ad blockers impact Google's ad revenue.

I made a conscious decision to move away from Chrome/Chromium for personal use a few months ago, and rely exclusively on Firefox. I have uBlock Origin as my ad-blocker extension, and am happy.
 

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I'll toss 'uMatrix' into the mix. The author is still willing to fix bugs, but it's otherwise no longer being developed all that much. That's fine. It's feature complete. There is a learning curve, but you'll have speedy and more private browsing experiences.
 

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They say that NoScript can save your computer but it is annoying, I used it for a while and I tossed it. I use Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin on Firefox of course.

uMatrix it's also pain
 
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I'm curious what the benefits of having both are? For a long time they were pretty much interchangable, with no need to switch back and forth. I can't remember the last time I visited a site that would work in one but not the other.

Recently I read that Google is removing support for ad-blockers sometime soon. I can't seem to find the article, however. It has been known for years that ad blockers impact Google's ad revenue.

I made a conscious decision to move away from Chrome/Chromium for personal use a few months ago, and rely exclusively on Firefox. I have uBlock Origin as my ad-blocker extension, and am happy.
In order to understand the benefits chrome, you need to have a mediocre internet connection. Sometimes the web code just doesn't load as fast on firefox, so if you really want something to work that isn't working, switching browsers helps. I've been doing this for a long time and yeah it makes a big difference sometimes.
 
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They say that NoScript can save your computer but it is annoying, I used it for a while and I tossed it. I use Privacy Badger and uBlock Origin on Firefox of course.

uMatrix it's also pain
yeah but no script also allows you to read articles without paying for it. No script has a "trusted site" feature, which allows you to stop having to mess with it when you've determined that you actually want to use the website. I might come to the same conclusion though, i find ads to be really irritating because i rarely click on them, when i do it's to investigate something i don't know anything about.
 

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I might come to the same conclusion though, i find ads to be really irritating because i rarely click on them, when i do it's to investigate something i don't know anything about.
Some people even suggest that not seeing ads on the internet it's piracy, I believe that it is my right to filter what I see on the internet, I'm not sure who is right but if I can block them I will block them
 
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Some people even suggest that not seeing ads on the internet it's piracy, I believe that it is my right to filter what I see on the internet, I'm not sure who is right but if I can block them I will block them
well yeah, when you look at piracy as being some evil thing that freeloaders like to do, then not getting molested by ads is CERTAINLY a form of piracy!
 

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I tend to keep mozilla and chrome on my desktops because i like the flexibility, however, i always find myself going back to firefox because you can a) download ad and script blockers with great ease b) it's a lot easier to organize your preferences than with chrome. I'm feeling so much better looking at this website with "Ghostery".

How does mozilla check which add-ons contain malware and don't? This is a thread for you to talk about about browser content control and browser security...which browsers are the "most hackable"? Do you have funny stories?

It's Firefox with the Ghostery blocker for me.
 

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Some people even suggest that not seeing ads on the internet it's piracy, I believe that it is my right to filter what I see on the internet, I'm not sure who is right but if I can block them I will block them
I've heard this also. I know some hosts show ads to get revenue. I'm fine with that. But I reserve the right to block the ads as well. Very often ads are disruptive (not in a good way), inserted into the flow of data I want to digest, and making reading difficult. And worse, targeted ads. My wife browses bras under my Amazon account, and suddenly I'm treated to NSFW ads at work just because I'm logged into my Google account.

So, as long as ad blockers are available, I'll be using them.
 

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I've heard this also. I know some hosts show ads to get revenue. I'm fine with that. But I reserve the right to block the ads as well. Very often ads are disruptive (not in a good way), inserted into the flow of data I want to digest, and making reading difficult. And worse, targeted ads. My wife browses bras under my Amazon account, and suddenly I'm treated to NSFW ads at work just because I'm logged into my Google account.

So, as long as ad blockers are available, I'll be using them.
I'm mad with the way ads are targeting me, by tracking everything I do and say, that's why I block them, not because they are annoying, which they are
 
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