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Does PiHole block porn?
2 projects | /r/pihole | 6 Dec 2023
Not by default but a blocklist can be found here https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
Steven Black DNS blocklist blocked gstatic.com
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Dec 2023
While it is now unblocked, the Steven Black list has been blocking a lot of innocent CDNs.2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 6 Dec 2023
Open Source Ad Blocker for Mac, Windows, and Linux
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Dec 2023
How does this compare to using a hosts file with known ad servers?
Show HN: YouTube banned adblockers so I built an extension to skip their ads
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 18 Nov 2023
I use the Hosts file to block a ton of ads and that works really well. https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts Something worth considering if your ad blocker isn't working well.
Big things are happening with RaspAP's Ad Blocking 🛑 Users will soon have more blocklist sources to choose from
2 projects | /r/RaspAP | 8 Oct 2023
The no-tracking project used by RaspAP is shutting down, so we took the opportunity to search for open source blocklist alternatives. Among the best is Steven Black's hosts list: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
Radar Maps: $0.50 per 1K map loads
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 26 Sep 2023
No idea, api.radar.io is on the block list since January 2020.
The commit's comment is "major update from adaway.org"
Browser extensions spy on you, even if its developers don't
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Sep 2023
You can also use a declarative adblocker like uBlock Origin Lite , which only provides the browser with a list of elements to filter, but doesn't have any permissions to read content or perform requests. Or simply use your hosts file to apply OS-wide filtering with no browser add-ons needed: https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
Be aware that if you use these "passive" blocking methods, there are some sites like YouTube where you will see ads, because in these cases it's necessary to actually manipulate page content to hide them. What you can do is use a traditional adblocker but enable it only for these few sites where the declarative approach is not enough, take a look at  for more details.
[Paid Release]CCAdsBeGone - Customized Ads Blocking At Your Fingertips
2 projects | /r/jailbreak | 13 Jul 2023
There is one main GitHub that I found (could be many many more) and based my research on - https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts this GitHub contains many many different hosts for different purposes, you can just download one and upload the one you want to use from CCAdsBeGone settings, if you feel the default shipped in file of the tweak is not sufficient for your needs.2 projects | /r/jailbreak | 13 Jul 2023
When I select my custom hosts file, it basically breaks internet. However, if I choose a custom hosts file that is a copy of the dev's default, or if I just add a few lines to it, it will work. If I add too many lines, or use a different hosts file altogether (like the ones recommended by the dev), all connectivity breaks. Of course the latest official LetMeBlock is installed and mDNSResponder killed/restarted. I'm using Dopamine on A12+.
What are some alternatives?
blitz-app-adblock - Simple and quick patcher that blocks ads/trackers on the Blitz.gg desktop application.
uBlock - uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.
shallalist - DISCONTINUED!!! - Unpacked ShallaList Repo
Pi-hole - A black hole for Internet advertisements
easylist - EasyList filter subscription (EasyList, EasyPrivacy, EasyList Cookie, Fanboy's Social/Annoyances/Notifications Blocking List)
hosts-blocklists - Automatically updated, moderated and optimized lists for blocking ads, trackers, malware and other garbage
hosts - Hostfile blocklist for ads and tracking, updated regularly
AdGuardHome - Network-wide ads & trackers blocking DNS server
nextdns - NextDNS CLI client (DoH Proxy)
block - Let's make an annoyance free, better open internet, altogether!
my-pihole-blocklists - Create custom pi-hole blocklists
OpenAsar - Open-source alternative of Discord desktop's app.asar