YouTube ads in Safari: you see them now, will you see them in the future?

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  • cname-trackers

    This repository contains a list of popular CNAME trackers

    > uBlock Origin already performs CNAME decloaking and blocks this approach, it’s pretty cool.

    ... which in return is a static list of domains which needs to be regularly updated, and therefore is not really failsafe. uBlock0 uses Adguard's scraped dataset [1] as a source to do this, as Chrome Extensions cannot make DNS requests without a DNS-via-HTTPS endpoint.

    [1] https://github.com/AdguardTeam/cname-trackers

  • SponsorBlock

    Skip YouTube video sponsors (browser extension)

    > where local ads are spliced right into the audio file. You’re not stopping that short of doing something like buffering the content and running it through an AI

    This can be solved by crowdsourcing it: https://sponsor.ajay.app/

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • WebKit

    Home of the WebKit project, the browser engine used by Safari, Mail, App Store and many other applications on macOS, iOS and Linux.

  • SmartTubeNext

    Ad free app for watching tube videos on Android TV boxes

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