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Re: [tor-talk] Adblock Plus and Ghostery should be included in Tor bundle

On 2/12/2012 7:39 PM, AK wrote:
I think Ghostery + Adblock Plus + No Script is overkill. Choose one. They
all pretty much do the same thing. Block nasty javascript. No Script seems
appropriate for the Tor Browser due to it's default aggressive stance on
any javascript.

But just curious, which part of Ghostery is closed source, because when I
open up the xpi I don't see any binaries, but haven't looked at everything.
There may be some overlap of functions, but they each perform (at least some) very diff functions. That becomes clear when read the basic description of each extension. I honestly DON'T know if NoScript, appropriately configured, can do everything that AdBlock and / or Ghostery can, because it is a very complex extension, even for above avg users. If one is a "No Script Guru," they may know the answer.

One question is, even if NoScript can be configured to "do" everything AdBlock & Ghostery can, would those be appropriate settings for Tor users? Even though NoScript is included in TBB, users changing all sorts of default settings isn't necessarily a good idea, w/o knowing (through accurate testing) all implications to anonymity of TBB. That's just for NoScript. We have no idea of ALL implications of using AdBlock Plus & Ghostery, much less all 3 together. Unfortunately, I've seen very little documentation from Tor Project about changing default settings in NoScript.

I'd personally like to see some "official" Tor Project documentation on configuring * some * NoScript settings in TBB. Even if it said something like, "Except for options XYZ, leave everything else in NoScript the hell alone."

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