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

AK akarmn at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 01:39:28 UTC 2012

I think Ghostery + Adblock Plus + No Script is overkill. Choose one. They
all pretty much do the same thing. Block nasty javascript. No Script seems
appropriate for the Tor Browser due to it's default aggressive stance on
any javascript.

But just curious, which part of Ghostery is closed source, because when I
open up the xpi I don't see any binaries, but haven't looked at everything.

On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Andrew Lewman <andrew at torproject.org>wrote:

> 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
> fine.
> > 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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