[tor-talk] Adblock Plus and Ghostery should be included in Tor bundle

Andrew Lewman andrew at torproject.org
Mon Feb 13 01:24:38 UTC 2012

On Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:31:28 -0000
proper at tormail.net wrote:
> Same goes for Adblock Plus. If it's safe, it should come preinstalled
> with TBB. Ads over Tor make no sense, you can not buy those things
> anonymously and ads and tracking waste Tor's and users bandwidth.

Actually, you can buy stuff from ads through Tor. I've done it, works

> The next version of TBB really should have Do-Not-Track enabled. If
> all TBB users have it activated by default, there are no
> fingerprinting issues. DNT is an opinion which all Tor users express
> by using Tor. I see no disadvantages by activating DNT by default.

Sounds correct, but needs more research into anonymity set reduction,
partitioning of those with or without DNT set, and does DNT reveal more
info than the lack of tracking via torbutton now?

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