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Add Adblock edge to Jolla browser (enable by default)

asked 2014-11-26 20:07:16 +0200

kylihars gravatar image

updated 2014-12-12 16:25:26 +0200

eric gravatar image

Please roll-out the Adblock edge advertising and online-tracking blocking extension to Jolla browser. Not only is this good for users, but also sets Jolla distinctly apart from competitors who make money by invasively tracking whatever they can see us users doing online. Blocking advertising at the phone end gives control to the user whether they want to be tracked or not.

Since companies make money by disrespecting their users e.g. through collecting all data for targeted advertising, I would be actually be happy to give an annual 'support donation', say 10eur, to Jolla simply for keeping the systems I use up-to-date, fixing security vulnerabilities and as heartfelt thank-you for supporting my privacy online. I understand it takes work which needs to get paid for.

For example facebook recently updated it's privacy and advertising policy and they will know exactly where users are (GPS), which sites they surf and according to the site would even want us to start buying televisions from within facebook. The "info" page about this heavily attemps to mislead the user by claiming that they are making changes to "give users more control" over how their data is used", while the changes they are making are exactly the opposite. https://www.facebook.com/help/585318558251813

Here is a list and opt-out -site of 92 advertising networks which are by default tracking their users' behaviour online. Instead of visiting sites like this, we should have control right in our device. http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices
By the way, this "opt-out" is naturally difficult to find.

The adblock edge is a standard Mozilla browser plugin. For some users the edge may be a bit hot, so the standard adblock with it's list of whatever "acceptable" ads might also be added as an option. This should be enabled by default.

Thanks!

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answered 2014-11-26 21:10:04 +0200

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updated 2014-11-26 21:11:01 +0200

Please support a request to enable easy usage of mobile Firefox add-ons in the browser instead of requesting individual add-ons.

See https://together.jolla.com/question/901/proposal-add-support-for-mobile-firefox-add-ons-to-the-sailfish-browser/

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answered 2014-11-26 20:59:52 +0200

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updated 2014-11-26 21:01:43 +0200

https://together.jolla.com/question/28922/how-to-adblock-for-sailfish-browser/

Have you tried this for adblock edge instead of plus and it didn't work?

If it doesn't use the hosts method.

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answered 2016-11-08 04:59:19 +0200

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Using speedmeup proxy works like a charm.

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So you try to circumvent tracking by sending all your traffic to the server of a company who does not even have a privacy statement nor wants to tell you where they reside? Doesn't sound right to me.

ghling ( 2016-11-08 10:30:40 +0200 )edit
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