A Fast, Lean and Efficient Blocker for Browsers

µBlock

#Privacy

Tue, Jan 20th, 2015 09:46 by capnasty NEWS

Calling itself a general purpose blocker, the philosophy behind µBlock is simple: to provide a simple, lean, and efficient tool that blocks both advertising and other intrusive aspects of web surfing. I like their explanation:

[...] it's important to note that using a blocker is NOT theft. Don't fall for this creepy idea. The ultimate logical consequence of blocking = theft is the criminalisation of the inalienable right to privacy.

Ads, "unintrusive" or not, are just the visible portions of privacy-invading apparatus entering your browser when you visit most sites nowadays. µBlock's main goal is to help users neutralize such privacy-invading apparatus — in a way that welcomes those users who don't wish to use more technical, involved means (such as µMatrix).

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