[tbb-bugs] #17569 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add uBlock Origin to the Tor Browser

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Tue Nov 7 11:11:16 UTC 2017

#17569: Add uBlock Origin to the Tor Browser
 Reporter:  kernelcorn                           |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-usability tbb-security, tbb-     |  Actual Points:
  performance                                    |
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:32 cypherpunks]:
 > I think bundling an extension is ok, but FF already features a
 > This existing feature should be built upon with the option to insert
 third party lists and redirections to local scriptlets to keep Sites
 working that expect certain third party objects.

 That has the problem that if some website detects that you're blocking
 some trackers and puts a large adblock detected banner then how are you
 going to counter that? There's no way to deal with this with a stock
 Firefox with your suggestion except by disabling the list completely. An
 addon has the advantage of giving you the option to easily disable it for
 a given site.

 There are additional problems too with the addon method:

 1. What if some user enables more filter lists? Should the filter lists
 section be blocked from the user or should it be reset with each "New
 2. What if some user whitelists some sites? Then they're going to be saved
 locally but that's bad. Should the whitelist be reset to default with each
 "New Identity"?

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17569#comment:33>
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