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Feature #209

Block all resource requests from third party domains

Added by bill bunter about 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Next Release
Start date:
09/28/2017
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Description

A useful privacy feature I saw on an app in f-droid called webapps blocks the browser from connecting to third party domains and has a button which activates drop down menu with the blocked domains with a checkbox next to each blocked domain to unblock it if necessary for functionality such as video files hosted on different domain server.
This blocks all analyctics, tracking, data mining by default.

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#1 Updated by Soren Stoutner about 1 year ago

  • Subject changed from block third party domains to Block all resource requests from third party domains
  • Assignee changed from bill bunter to Soren Stoutner

This would indeed have some significant privacy benefits.

Related to this idea, two release cycles from now (so probably sometime in November 2017 with what I expect to be Privacy Browser 2.8) I am planning to switch the add blocking to use EasyList, with the option to select any or all of the standard four lists

https://redmine.stoutner.com/issues/136

https://easylist.to/

The current ad blocking already handles a fair amount of this type of tracking. EasyList will do an even better job. Blocking all resource requests to third party domains takes that a step further. I will cycle back to this sometime during the second half of the 2.x series.

https://www.stoutner.com/category/roadmap/

#2 Updated by Soren Stoutner 5 months ago

  • Priority changed from 2.x to Next Release

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