Firefox through Tor

Ringo Kamens 2600denver at
Sat Apr 29 17:36:05 UTC 2006

I think adblocker and adblocker plus for firefox are WAY easier to use than
privoxy. Plus, you can update your list in real time. With privoxy, you have
to restart it every time you change the settings.

On 4/29/06, ygrek <ygrekheretix at> wrote:
> Hello Mike,
> > I regularly purge tons of cookies from doubleclick, informit,
> > googlesyndication, ad nauseum that have been collected even through
> > privoxy. Unfortunately privoxy really should only be depended upon as
> > a SOCKS to HTTP proxy converter. It is not a reliable privacy tool
> > anymore.
> Why not? It works quite well for me. If the cookie is generated by the
> server-side script or is embedded in the page (anyway it comes from
> the external world) - it is surely catched by Privoxy. The other way
> to get the cookie - if it is generated at the browser-side (Javascript
> etc) then Privoxy knows nothing about it ofcourse (but maybe it is
> possible to somehow tune the browser to disallow cookies from
> Javascripts), and the only way is to block java-scripts by url or
> disallow JS fully (for some nasty sites at least).
> IMHO - for the limited set of sites which one visits regularly it is quite
> easy to configure Privoxy to block ads.
> --
> Best regards,
> ygrek  xmpp: ygrek at
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