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Trackers?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:34 pm

Ghostery picks up (and blocks) no less than 14 trackers on forums.nekochan.net. Is that intentional or something that comes with phpBB?
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:37 pm

Wow, no idea. Do you have an example?

I just tried the plugin in Safari here and got:

Ghostery found 0 trackers
forums.nekochan.net

Not seeing anything using the Ghostery web site either. Looks like there may be some issues on your side.
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:56 pm

False alert. Seems I have a Firefix addon causing this. When I nail the suspect it shall be killed with fire 8-)

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Edit: so it's not an addon, but the combination of Ghostery and the latest Firefox (42). If I browse e.g. Slashdot w./ Firefox 42 + adblock + ghostery (5 trackers) and then navigate to forums.nekochan.net, I get the same 5 trackers. Verified on Windows and OSX. A freshly started Firefox shows zero trackers on Nekochan. Safari (Mac) also.

Weird. Smells like XSS turned cross-site-tracking
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Unread postby nekonoko » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Well it's nice that Nekochan can be used to help find that sort of bug. :)
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby vishnu » Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:42 pm

Not exactly OT but I've found recent versions of Firefox to be almost unusable on my Linux box, the text widget is dogmeat slow and the URL typeahead is worse. I switched to a recent version of Chromium and it has no speed problems at all. My box has two 3.2GHz Xeons with a custom kernel (3.6.13) which compiled only support for my hardware and only runs services/daemons I use. I know Firefox is deadly slow on old hardware but come on, 3.2GHz? Seriously? Strange things are afoot in Mozillaland... :roll:
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby hamei » Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:09 pm

vishnu wrote:Not exactly OT but I've found recent versions of Firefox to be almost unusable on my Linux box ...

Light on Windows, version 36, via rdp - same. Awful.
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Unread postby jan-jaap » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:11 am

For the record: a Ghostery update fixed this.
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:54 am

Not exactly OT but I've found recent versions of Firefox to be almost unusable on my Linux box,


Another reason to prefer the ESR builds.
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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:15 pm

ClassicHasClass wrote:
vishnu wrote:Not exactly OT but I've found recent versions of Firefox to be almost unusable on my Linux box,


Another reason to prefer the ESR builds.


I have not tried that but I can't imagine it would be doing anything different with the text input widget or the URL typeahead. Another thing, if firefox sits at youtube for a while, not watching any videos and not having it as the active window, if you go back to that window, it takes like a minute to become responsive. What the heck is up with that? It's been doing that for years. Chromium does not do that. I'll be sticking with Chromium for the foreseeable future it seems. :shock:

ClassicHasClass wrote:Also, TenFourFox FTW.


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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby hamei » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:36 pm

vishnu wrote:Another thing, if firefox sits at youtube for a while, not watching any videos and not having it as the active window, if you go back to that window, it takes like a minute to become responsive. What the heck is up with that? It's been doing that for years. Chromium does not do that. I'll be sticking with Chromium for the foreseeable future it seems. :shock:

Firefox is a piece of shit written by whores. Currently, I have a whole bunch of domains dumped to a mini-http-server that returns a 404 immediately, instead of waiting forever. That seems to be a help.

There is no good browser out there :(

On a more pleasant note, I just read that faceblob is scared to death. 95% of their income comes from unwanted advertising, 78% of it on mobiles, and the Apple Store just started selling ad-blockers :D :D :D

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Re: Trackers?

Unread postby vishnu » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:28 pm

hamei wrote:
vishnu wrote:Another thing, if firefox sits at youtube for a while, not watching any videos and not having it as the active window, if you go back to that window, it takes like a minute to become responsive. What the heck is up with that? It's been doing that for years. Chromium does not do that. I'll be sticking with Chromium for the foreseeable future it seems. :shock:

Firefox is a piece of shit written by whores. Currently, I have a whole bunch of domains dumped to a mini-http-server that returns a 404 immediately, instead of waiting forever. That seems to be a help.


I think there are still a few good people left working on the mozilla codebase, Dan Mosedale for example. At least I think he's still working on it. I could be wrong. I was wrong once, I remember it... ;)

hamei wrote:There is no good browser out there :(

On a more pleasant note, I just read that faceblob is scared to death. 95% of their income comes from unwanted advertising, 78% of it on mobiles, and the Apple Store just started selling ad-blockers :D :D :D

To quote Mrs Lovett, "Die ! Die ! God in heaven -- die !"


What I don't get is who are all these morons clicking on those ads and thus fueling the faceblech economy? :roll:
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Unread postby guardian452 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:35 am

hamei wrote:On a more pleasant note, I just read that faceblob is scared to death. 95% of their income comes from unwanted advertising, 78% of it on mobiles, and the Apple Store just started selling ad-blockers :D :D :D

To quote Mrs Lovett, "Die ! Die ! God in heaven -- die !"


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