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

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Wed May 23 06:21:05 UTC 2018

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

 * status:  closed => reopened
 * resolution:  wontfix =>


 Instead of doing this opening and closing dance which is quite annoying,
 someone could try to actually analyze the proposed privacy, security, and
 performance gains adding $extension to Tor Browser, especially compared to
 the privacy, security, etc. means Tor Browser *already* offers. Please,
 include the downsides of adding $extension to the browser as well (our
 design document might help).

 Regarding Tails including an adblocker, you might want to re-read

 https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2014-October/007266.html f.
 https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2015-January/007821.html ff.
 https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2015-February/008003.html f.
 https://mailman.boum.org/pipermail/tails-dev/2015-April/008560.html f.

 Do make this clear here: there are no short- or medium-term plans to
 include an adblocker in Tor Browser.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17569#comment:54>
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