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

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Wed May 23 14:28:31 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                                    |
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:56 cypherpunks]:
 > Why "uBlock Origin" only?
 Cause it's the best in its job right now. Adblock+ that you're lobbying
 for is a sellout: https://medium.com/@trybravery/please-stop-using-

 Replying to [comment:55 cypherpunks]:
 > Don't. Just don't include addon to tor browser.
 > The browser should focus on itself.
 > Firefox comes with zero pre-installed addons.
 > I don't want another junk added into TB.
 "Yeah let's remove HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, TORlauncher and TORbutton
 TOR browser should focus on itself screw the users!!1!"

 Replying to [comment:54 gk]:
 > 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).

 Yeah, we're waiting until you officially include those criteria for 3rd
 party addons in the Tor Browser design doc for us to structure all the
 details :) (Note that the bulk is already present in these comments,
 though I lean into the "don't add uBlockO but use Disconnect default
 blocklist" side)

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/17569#comment:57>
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