Edge Personalize Edge built-in Tracking Protection with this tweak

Lenny_Fox

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I use Next-DNS without filters, just let Edge anti-tracking do the heavy lifting.

I use uBO on demand as testground for adding domains to Edge anti-tracking and for websites which also need more complex ABP rules to filter out nuisances.

It is only one right click to enable uBO by allowing acces to that domain.

Remember I did digital marketing bachelor , so I am also interested to have look under the hood of a website (and lowering the data trace on me a little at the same time)
 

SecurityNightmares

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So why then using NextDNS at all if you doesn't user their filter?

Also in browser console you can see which connections are established on opened site. Blocked sites are listed too.
Online services like Webbkoll list that also too.
 

SecurityNightmares

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A user on GitHub post interesting stuff:
It is possible to block only storage access on Edge instead of blocking both storage access and resource loads. To do so would require the user to manually add the domain to the Content file.

It would be too cumbersome having a separate list solely for this Content file and having to update it along with the Other file. Therefore it is best to just remove problematic domains like this one from the Edge Blocklist altogether.

What did you think @Lenny_Fox ?
 

Lenny_Fox

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@security123

It is mentioned here (link), see pic below
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But when I check all locations mentioned in the documentation (link) the format is like you use in EU_US_most common (ending with /)
so I have no idea how to differentiate this using the blocklist mentioned in the locations below (see pic)
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oldschool

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But when I check all locations mentioned in the documentation (link) the format is like you use in EU_US_most common (ending with /)
so I have no idea how to differentiate this using the blocklist mentioned in the locations below (see pic)
That, plus I wonder why TPL are in two locations? What is the purpose of each and what distinguishes them from each other?🤔

Still no way to add the BeerIsGood list where it isn't overwritten?:unsure:
 

Lenny_Fox

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@oldschool,

Your remark (why 2 locations) triggered me to check date stamp and I was surprised
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That is strange, then I remembered, after last @security123 post that it was overwritten to often, I tried something out
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@security123 and @oldschool could you also try to make your other list read-only and see how this pans out?
 
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Lenny_Fox

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@security123

I wanted to try your BeerIsGood Edge blocklist and noticed it has a warning to use another version. So when I understand correctly you removed the domains which are already covered by the default lists (Advertising, Analytics, etc). I like less is more, so I will use 'EU US most commen ads & trackers EDGE format'

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I dropped my scepticism regarding the fact that only two people maintained this list. Issues are usually solved within one day and over 300 commits since september 2019 shows that it is actively maintained. Trusting the list is matured (minimal website breakage), I will start using your list today. :giggle:

Iedereen = Everyone
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oldschool

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@security123

I wanted to try your BeerIsGood Edge blocklist and noticed it has a warning to use another version. So when I understand correctly you removed the domains which are already covered by the default lists (Advertising, Analytics, etc). I like less is more, so I will use 'EU US most commen ads & trackers EDGE format'


I dropped my scepticism regarding the fact that only two people maintained this list. Issues are usually solved within one day and over 300 commits since september 2019 shows that it is actively maintained. Trusting the list is matured (minimal website breakage), I will start using your list today. :giggle:

Iedereen = Everyone
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I could use a bit of help setting this permission. I get part of the way and then face uncertainty how to complete. Please advise. TIA!
 
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oldschool

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I did this ...
That is strange, then I remembered, after last @security123 post that it was overwritten to often, I tried something out
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@security123 and @oldschool could you also try to make your other list read-only and see how this pans out?
... but not the "extra protection" as I need advice.
 
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SecurityNightmares

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@security123

I wanted to try your BeerIsGood Edge blocklist and noticed it has a warning to use another version. So when I understand correctly you removed the domains which are already covered by the default lists (Advertising, Analytics, etc). I like less is more, so I will use 'EU US most commen ads & trackers EDGE format'
Yeah Kees move my list to HOSTS format with improvements (y)


I dropped my scepticism regarding the fact that only two people maintained this list. Issues are usually solved within one day and over 300 commits since september 2019 shows that it is actively maintained. Trusting the list is matured (minimal website breakage), I will start using your list today. :giggle:
Thanks!

Doesn't block that you from a modification e.g. updating too?

Also now 3 versions of W3C_annual_most_used_survey_blocklist exists:
ABP format (for browser adblocker like AdGuard)
Edge format (should be clear^^)
HOST format (for e.g. DNS)

Have fun and feedback appreciated
 

Lenny_Fox

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@Lenny_Fox Is Edge's built tracking protection faster than adblockers? Any way to measure the performance?
I really don't know. In the past javascript (adblock extension) was much slower than compiled code (build in adblocker), nowadays processing speed differences are minimal.

Looking at the documentation it seems that both sources and browser data (e.g. cookies etc) can be blocked by Edge build in adblocker, making it look more like uMatrix than uBlock.

So with lesser number of rules (less data), slight faster code and simpler rule structure I would guess Edge build in adblocker is a little faster than uBlock.
 
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