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Re: BetterPrivacy - necessary?

On Fri, 01 Oct 2010 22:29:48 +0100
Matthew <pumpkin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   IMHO its important to suppress active content (Flash, ActiveX,
> > Silverlight, JavaScript etc.) and other junk and therefor I prefer
> > 'Privoxy' [1] instead of Polipo.

> I concur but doesn't TorButton do all this suppression?

Torbutton disables plugins (e.g. Java and Flash), and restricts the capabilities of
JavaScript code.

> That said: what was the rationale in moving from Privoxy to Polipo?  Did it 
> happen because TorButton became standard?

I think Polipo was a better cache, and since an HTTP proxy can't filter
evil content out of HTTPS responses, Privoxy's filtering was not very

Robert Ransom

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