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FYI - most recent posts re: Manifest V3

and gorhill, Jul 04 2021
A gorhill post from a couple of days ago:

gorhill commented 2 days ago
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Given how the deprecation of a blocking webRequest API put a lid on innovations (and regressions in capabilities in the case of uBO) regarding content blocking, it does seem the move could be the "Not-Owned-But-Operated" strategy applied to content blocking -- the declarativeNetRequest API means the capabilities of (not-owned) content blockers are ultimately operated by Google through the limitations of the API the content blockers must use.
 

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1.39.0​

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uBlock Origin 1.39.2 Released (November 30, 2021)
Download - 1.39.0 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - 1.38.6 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.38.6 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.39.0 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
 

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uBlock Origin 1.40.0 Released (December 22, 2021)
Download - 1.40.0 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - 1.39.2 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.39.2 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.39.2 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)

It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
 
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uBlock Origin 1.40 Update introduces a workaround to block YouTube ads that were loaded at Chrome startup​

Recently, some users chimed in about a similar problem with uBlock Origin in Chrome. The open-source ad blocker let some YouTube ads through in Google's browser. But this didn't happen all the time, only in specific scenarios, like when leaving a YouTube tab as the last active tab, and closing the browser. Upon reopening Chrome, the ads came through.

A member of uBlock Origin's team, who was investigating the issue, proposed a change, to make tabs reload after the ad blocking plugin is ready to filter the web requests. That could be a potential solution for stopping the ads before they could be delivered. But, Raymond Gorhill, the creator of the add-on, said that making tabs reload unconditionally would be a bad idea, especially if the user has hundreds of tabs. Imagine if all the tabs reloaded simultaneously, that could result in chaos.

Gorhill suggested that the extension should only reload when a network request has been made by the tab. The developers worked with this in mind, and introduced a commit at the add-on's repo. They have enabled a feature that was previously being tested, it's referred to as suspendTabsUntilReady. The new version of the add-on, uBlock Origin 1.40 brings the fix for the YouTube ads at Chrome startup.

With the change, uBlock Origin will reload active tabs when Chrome is launched, while ignoring the tabs that were inactive/suspended. The update for the extension also includes a couple of other improvements for the My Filters Editor's auto-complete functionality, scriplets, defusers, and the issue reporter. Pop-up filtering now supports a new scriptlet, window-close-if. The update is not yet live on the Chrome webstore, Opera Addons store and Microsoft Store, but is already available on Firefox's AMO.
 

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uBlock Origin 1.40.4 Released (January 2, 2022)
Notes
This release is intended for Chromium-based browsers only.
Closed as fixed:
Chromium

Notable commits without an entry in the issue tracker:
Download - 1.40.2 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.39.2 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.39.2 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
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uBlock Origin 1.40.6 Released (January 11, 2022)
Download - 1.40.2 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - 1.40.4 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.40.8 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.39.2 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
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uBlock Origin 1.40.8 Released (January 12, 2022)
  • Fix bad release 1.40.6
    • The latest release should have forced an invalidation of existing selfie, I overlooked this.
Download - 1.40.8 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - 1.40.8 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.40.8 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.39.2 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
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uBlock Origin 1.40.8 Released (January 12, 2022)

Download - 1.40.8 - Firefox (AMO)
Download - 1.40.8 - Chrome (Web Store)
Download - 1.40.8 - Opera (Opera Addons)
Download - 1.40.8 - Edge (Microsoft Edge Addons)
It will take some time until the new version will be available on AMO, Chrome Web Store, etc.
Finally, today the Edge version of uBlock Origin also has gotten the latest update (y)
Version 1.40.8
Updated January 15, 2022 🤔
 
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