Going back to Firefox after a decade!

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  • hosts

    🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.

    In the last few days I heard that many people are returning to Firefox due to a controversial Google decision that would make ad blockers stop working. I have never complained about unobtrusive ads, but there are some web pages that I swear cover more than 75% of the screen with them. I you know how to use the /etc/hosts file like the one from StevenBlack this won't be a problem, however. You can even block ads system-wide in Linux with just a single command (this one is assuming Ubuntu):

  • Invidious

    Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube

    For youtube in particular, I have my own private Invidious instance and then I use Privacy Redirect to automatically redirect youtube requests to my invidious instance.. so I have a private account on that invidious instance to track channels without using youtube.com.

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    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

    Or set Pi-hole as your router DNS provider. Bam! Ads automatically blocked for every device in your home network!

  • webapp-manager

    This is the thing that sucks the most for me. There are workarounds like webapp-manager (https://github.com/linuxmint/webapp-manager), but the experience has been janky for me. I'm so disappointed Mozilla abandoned their work on PWA support.

  • android

    This repository is archived, and is now transferred to https://github.com/kiwibrowser/src (by kiwibrowser)

    You can get chrome on android with extensions through the kiwi browser which doesn't restrict your addon selection and even comes with ad-blocking and dark mode built in if you don't want to use ublock and dark reader.

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