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That's why you should be using uBlock Origin, which is available on Firefox for Android without rooting.
Edit: Added links
Android phones can use the firefox app, which also allows extensions, just like the desktop version.
Get yourself Firefox and Ublock Origin.
Never deal with an ad again.
I hear that firefox for android can use ublock origin. I haven't tried firefox mobile personally (I don't like browsing the web on my phone) but I hear good things about it. ublock origin I can vouch for though.
yup there's no way to use firefox on android. im a dummy.
edit: is mozilla still homophobic or are you referring to their homophobic ceo they got rid of 5 years ago?
Here, quickly, take this and put this in it! It should help.
I just use the uBlock Origin add-on in Firefox. Mozilla's mobile browser actually runs pretty smoothly now. Mobile FF doesn't support as many add-ons as desktop FF, but it's great in a pinch.
Just download FF from the Play Store, open it, use it to navigate to the Firefox add-on website, install uBO, done. Mobile uBO doesn't have config options, unfortunately, so you may want to experiment with others.
You can import stuff from desktop Chrome to desktop Firefox, create a Firefox account, and that can sync to all your devices that use FF. I haven't found a way to directly import from mobile Chrome to mobile FF.
The Play Store allows for true third party browsers. So you can download Firefox, [link]
Firefox has third party extension support, just like on the desktop.
There are even more versions (Firefox, Firefox Beta, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Preview, Firefox Preview Nightly, Firefox Focus...).
The first app you linked is normal Firefox. The second one is beta version which gets features more quickly, but it can be unstable. Nightly is even newer and more unstable. Then you also have Firefox Preview which is re-written version of Firefox with better performance, but it doesn't support addons yet. Note that Firefox Preview will eventually replace current Firefox for Android, but all features first needs to be added. There are also other special Firefox editions.
So, what should you use? If you need Firefox addon, use normal Firefox for Android. If you don't need addons (update: or custom search engine), but want better speed and performance, use Firefox Preview.
It still works. Firefox with uBlock Origin is all I use on my Android phone for browsing.
A friendly suggestion - you can try Firefox Mobile. The latest version is really fast and smooth, and you can install adblockers like uBlock Origin.
It's no fuss at all, actually. And it's not a shell around Webkit like the iOS version; this is "true" Firefox with Gecko at its core.
Also, this is currently the only way to get uBO and/or uMatrix on Android.
On Chrome OS? No, obviously the most exciting apps will be Firefox and Opera. ;)
Then once you install that, open this page and install this extension from within firefox:
You can install uBlock Origin on Firefox for Android. Same link as the usual Firefox add on which I'm linking here for your convenience.
Adaway will block ads for everything including apps. Yes it requires root, but it's worth it.
Huh. I think I used mostly Firefox when I had an Android phone, but it was a while ago and I never tried playing YouTube in the background.
Most nerds don't act like him, he's just an asshole. Regardless, I think you were looking for firefox for android and ublock origin? Should take care of all your ads, no problemo.
Ah use the Firefox browser on Android
3 dot menu(hamburger) > Tools > Add-ons > Browse Firefox Add-ons >Search for "ublock origin"
Firefox should have an add-on that will do what you're looking for. It'll likely be a Google service though.
Well, as I was quickly searching a little before posting my first comment, I found that some other browsers do support casting, like <em>Firefox</em>. I looked a bit about DDG, but found nothing about casting, anywhere.
That might be the easiest, fap-proof way to not cast your porn. Have a separate browser for just NSFW material.
I'm assuming you mean the browser. You could install a different browser:
Google Play - Firefox for Android
Google Play - Google Chrome
Would need logcat output for why the app was crashing
firefox for Android + ublock Origin.
I don't know if it's better overall, but it's certainly competent. I find the scrolling to be a bit "floaty", but then I've heard people say they like that. I'd say give it a shot, it's free, so you have no reason not to.
I've not tried Motherless on mobile, but as /u/JohnicBoom points out, Firefox on Android will happily load uBlock Origin. Also LastPass, Ghostery, Clean Links, Stylish etc.
It was a pile of wank initially, but now it's the best mobile browser by far.
Just make sure you don't download the browser but hidden in the fine text where it says "Download Adblock Plus for Android." Just install the apk and it should work.
It only works for wi-fi but it should work fine if you go into your APN settings and add the proxy and port Adblock suggests
Proxy: localhost or 127.0.0.1
Port: 2020 or what AdBlock notifies in status bar.
Save the APN and run AdBlock Plus to see the changes. And if AdBlock Plus isn't running after changing APN, revert APN Changes.
If that doesnt't work, you can install Firefox for Android and install an Adblock Addon and you will have no ads while using Firefox.
But other than those 2 options, you can't do much against ads without root.
Firefox for Android
Firefox adblock on Android
to expand on my previous comment; install this on your Android Mobile: [link]
then visit this URL in Firefox Mobile: [link]
A can't think of anything else that would be absolutely essential for most people and didn't come with the phone out of the box.
I started using Firefox Mobile (Android) with Ublock Origin mobile add-on and now its usable.
Thanks man! I am aware of that bug, mind try using Firefox? You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US
I think this has to do with low device memory and Chrome being a little harsh on rams! Please let me know if it is still a problem. I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes sometime soon.
Hi, thanks for this guide. I didn't notice the post and it shows me that there's room for improvements that I didn't realize previously.
First of all, the "PoGo for portals" plugin was the development tests based on other existing code before merging it with the S2Check. Since some months ago it shouldn't be used so I've uploaded right now a version bump that prevents it from doing anything strange as it can happen when two different scripts try to provide the same features. Anyone that has it should remove it and you can remove any reference about it from this guide.
I stopped using Greasemonkey long ago and I use Tampermonkey in both Firefox and Chrome, last time that I tested it worked correctly even in Edge. And in mobile besides using IITCm it's possible to also install Tampermonkey with Firefox Mobile (at least in Android it works, it's not the best experience but sometimes I prefer it to IITCm)
I didn't know that the X to close the custom dialog isn't visible, but I want to remove this custom dialog (the first one that I created to mimic the ones in gymhntr) with a normal dialog for IITC based on jQuery UI, and readjust the way that features are provided so it make sense having the two links.
In fact, I would like to provide instead a little side pane so that the script automatically fills all the pokestops that it can guess and then in that side pane ask you things like "Which one of these three portals is available in Pokemon Go? A, B, C", and "Which two of these pokestops are Gyms?" so it's easier to quickly provide the full data for a new user.
Well, those are my dreams, I'll try to code them when I have free time and energy, so if anyone wants to step up and bring a helping hand it would be great.
Thank you again for this post so useful for new users!
If you're on android, install Firefox and you can install uBlock Origin.
If you're on Safari on iOS, I'm not sure it's there is a way. :(
The official FireFox app
Indeed, sometimes it doesn't work (the video pauses), but a simple refresh usually does the trick.
You install firefox as an app, like you would install any other app, and then, like the desktop, you can have ublock origin as an addon for it. you just have to stop using the inbuilt browser (chrome usually), and switch to using firefox. the adblock addon acts as part of the app, so the app runs it and it counts as part of the software, so its not really separate. essentially you can treat the adblock for firefox as an optional upgrade.....
Heres firefox , and once installed, heres ublock origin. install firefox, install ublock, done. :)
Adblock Browser was nothing more than an outdated neutered version of Firefox with ABP, so it makes the most sense to just get the real Firefox and install the uBlock Origin extension.
I can't tell you about those two, but I have an alternative for adblock while browsing: Firefox for Android supports uBlock Origin now, the same ad blocking as its desktop counterpart.
For ads in apps:
You have to be rooted.
For ads on websites:
You could use Firefox Browser for Android and install your adblock add-on of choice OR
you could use the paid version of Lightning Browser which has built-in adblock (which I prefer, a little lighter on resources).
Edit: not sure about if other browsers in the Play Store offer adblock built-in. I just prefer Lightning Browser.
Keeps my bookmarks, history, and passwords synced across Firefox on desktop (Mac and Windows) and my Android devices, includes built-in Reader view which works well with Night, Daytime, and Auto modes.
Play Store: [link]
Oui les plugin sur Firefox mobile fonctionne très bien. : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=fr
I'm not sure about iOS, but on Android you can use Firefox ([link]) and get the uBlock Origin plugin ([link]).
uBlock Origin only works on Firefox when on mobile. No idea why it doesn't work on Chrome.
Brave er en ekstremt shady sentralisert nettleser. Ville høgt anbefale Firefox [link] med uBlock Origin [link] med Adguard Mobile Ads og dandilion's nordiske ad listen. Du vil aldri ha Ads på noen nettsider igjen.
It may be part of a future release. It does not currently have that feature. You can use Firefox for Android app to get the feature.
Indeed yes on mobile using Firefox for Mobile
Firefox for IOS Apple app store
Firefox for Android Google play store
Try using Firefox with the User-Agent Switcher extension set to a desktop browser.
and get uBlock There will be no ads on pornhub.
You can try running Firefox for Android and install the open source uBlock Origin instead of running Brave.
You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US - I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes
Mind try using Firefox? You can install it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.mozilla.firefox&hl=en_US
I think this has to do with low device memory and Chrome being a little harsh on rams! Please let me know if it is still a problem. I will try to investigate why it breaks on some Android Chromes
> Do I need to be dling the regular firefox and adding things?
Really up to you. Focus is a dedicated privacy browser. It has no support for history, for example, and that's an intentional feature.
The regular Firefox for Android is a full-blown web browser, with a mobile interface but similar features to desktop Firefox, including built-in privacy features and support for some privacy add-ons. (You can optionally sync bookmarks and history with using Firefox Sync, in which case Mozilla's servers only receive your data in encrypted form.)
> it seems good but was disappointed youtube still had ads.
You can install uBlock Origin on Firefox for Android.
I would also recommend NewPipe for watching YouTube, but that's a little bit difficult for some people since it's not on the Play Store!
Tampermonkey and scripts meant for it work properly on Mobile Firefox.
However, the interfaces for most scripts are not designed for mobile in any way whatsoever, and the poor optimization of some scripts will really stand out on mobile CPUs, which are drastically slower than even power-saving netbooks are.
If you're willing to deal with the fact that everything will run slowly and with an unintuitive interface, the option is there, though.
Make sure to close your tabs when you're done with them. They run in the background, and I guarantee most have ads. These kinds of pop ups come from malicious advertisements. It's just a scam trying to get you to install some scummy phone "booster".
If you really want to avoid this, you can use Mozilla Firefox with uBlock Origin for Firefox. I will say that Firefox on Android is noticeably slower than Chrome, but the lack of advertisements should compensate for that. Firefox is also getting much better with every update.
You can use Firefox for this. Just install this addon.
For Android, you can install Firefox and install uBlock Origin (for blocking popups I would recommend installing poper blocker).
For iOS, you can install AdGuard if you have a compatible device (basically any device that can install IOS 11). Installing this might not remove the popups though.
Download Firefox and then install this addon and you can have youtube play in the background.
Pe ăsta poți să îi pui uBlock fără root
Sau, dacă mai ai încredere în ăștia...
How do you find this info? I was also trying to find out if Android apps require Google Play services, but I can't see it on the Google Play page.
You do know you can install uBlock Origin as an Add-On for Firefox on Android, right? It's really not any different from the desktop uBlock Origin versions (for Chrome / Firefox).
Though I don't know about Reek/Anti-Adblock...no Greasemonkey on Android so far as I can discern.
Firefox is likely to have that feature easily accessible.
No problem! Though while I'm here, two recommendations you might be interested in
First one is an app called NewPipe. It is an open source app that lets you download videos or songs from YouTube, as well as playing them in the background.
The other is Firefox. Recently it got a feature that will let you control videos playing in the background. On top of that, you can put unlock origin or other ad blockers on and avoid ads
YouTube red has good features, but there's ways to get pretty much the same thing but for free :)
You can't unless you root your device and install AdAway.
Your best option, assuming you don't want/know how to root your phone, is to switch to Firefox for Android. It's pretty good on Android if you have a new-ish device with some power.
Install Firefox + the uBlock plugin, and be prepared to be amazed at how much faster browsing becomes ;)
No root required.
So many of these apps are starting to offer a crippled experience (looking at you, CNN app).
But Chrome is a huge security/privacy risk, since you can't block those risky ads, and it leaks so much data, so I use FireFox with uBlock Origin to do my browsing now.
Bonus points for the ad removal speeding up browsing big time.
I use firefox plus adblock browser, surf and watch youtube with zero ads.
Install firefox first, then adblock browser.
Firefox also lets you listen to youtube while the screen is off or while it is running in the background. I think not many people realize this feature of Firefox for android.
EDIT: If it doesn't work for youtubes mobile site, you might need to click "display desktop version" on youtube or install Phony add-on from firefox add-ons page and select the firefox desktop client to view youtube desktop page.
Install Firefox. Install uBlock Origin. Vwala.
Adblock Plus is also available, but is notably heavier on memory and CPU while uBlock uses the same blocklists and actually saves memory.
Use uBlock Origin instead of Adblock Plus. It's better.
I would also recommend , HTTPS-Everywhere, Decentraleyes and Privacy Badger. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
If you do want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons.
All of the add-ons except for Privacy Badger and uMatrix work on Firefox for Android if you want to avoid ads on mobile as well.
> Please see additional edit/updates at bottom + PSA Note on NoCoin Browser Extension not fully working
Ublock Origin desktop browser users (scroll down for Mobile Firefox Browser android-ublock origin setup points) no separate browser extension is needed - you can add the following into your ublock origin:
hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list [GitHub - nocoin filter block list for ublock origin]
Direct 3rd party section filter line to add into ublock origin (found on at the bottom of the GitHub link I posted above)
To install for desktop (also works for FireFox Mobile Browser Android-Ublock Origin addon):
First, save other active web work/close other browser tabs.
It's also worth backing up-exporting any of your original ublock-browser/firefox android mobile ublock origin settings prior to adjusting or adding anything with ublock origin. - Ublock origin can export each major tab setting into a respective text file to restore if something unexpected happens + to save time on searching for these filters again if you move to a new machine-device/uninstall/etc.
> Click on gear settings button within the ublock origin icon found on your browser > 3rd-party filters tab > add the text link found at the bottom of the GitHub page (or the txt link within the coded section posted above) into the bottom empty field section > click on "Apply Changes" button located on upper right of same 3rd party filters tab > exit & restart browser
> New filters should be automatically applied for ublock origin but I found that to make sure, a quick exit/restart of browser helps just in case.
> If you go back to the 3rd party filters section of ublock origin, it should show "NoCoin" at the bottom; under the "Custom" section.
From an ancillary observation, Firefox users running NoScript also have a much higher protection level along with users who may have an active Malwarebytes Real-Time Premium license/subscription (real-time, premium has been updated to block a bunch of these more malicious sites implementing cyrpto-miners).
Back to ublock origin briefly, some of those crypto-mining browser injections may be likely to be included within some more of the default 3rd-party filter sections but the nocoin-github link above to add into ublock origin, can be used for temporary peace of mind until we learn of possibly other effective/efficient methods.
If you'd like to check some more interesting perspectives on the topic, check out the official ublock origin github issues comment section #690 (now closed):
[Request for block] Crypto Miners #690 [CLOSED]
Specifically, look for comment by gorhill (creator & maintainer of ublock origin + related projects - /u/gorhill4 on reddit
(previous comment reflection of mine on the topic):
> bottom line up for debate:
> * Whether the site/author explicitly informs the end-user of these implementations and that the end-user understands this + the option of opting-out being fantastic.
> * The more troubling and likely practice is that many of these kinds of sites won't care to share and surreptitiously do it without the end-users' awareness.
> * This is already happening across a lot of non-piracy related gaming-twitch tv streamer sites too.
> * Several piracy & related NSFW streaming sites have already been implementing the crypto-browser miner given the recent mainstream media attention.
> Consider all of those sites at risk.
I am certain that a lot of these sites will probably keep ads running on top of that as well... it's up to us in practicing preventative protective measures.
If there are any corrections/updates to my current comment, please let me know. Thanks.
Edit/Update: Adding PSA Note + Still having trouble installing the ublock origin nocoin filter? + Firefox Mobile Browser NoCoin-Ublock Origin + technical references to other platforms supporting Ublock Origin
Trouble installing? :
For Firefox (FF) Mobile Browser Users (this works from personal testing + streaming sites can exploit your mobile devices in similar context):
Ublock Origin can be installed + NoCoin as above with the direct filter line added! This is great for those browsing on FF-youtube to block their ads as well.
>Installed via FF mobile browser settings > addon installation > search for ublock origin > follow same instructions above
Unless mistaken, to my knowledge there's no current direct Chrome browser android mobile support for ublock or for iOS - someone will have to come by to comment for better suggestions...
Official GitHub Ublock Origin Page outlining other platform installation guides:
Ublock Origin Official Subreddit for further discussion/support:
Important PSA Note, there were some mentions of the NoCoin Browser extension throughout these comments:
Read this alternative section point carefully: If you don't want to deal with ublock origin for whichever reason, you can consider following the desktop NoCoin browser extension (different developer from the one I linked) option commented by /u/xenyz below (you don't need both to avoid conflicts/redundancies), however, please do check the developer's [keraf] ongoing GitHub issues page since there are some active problems with it:
For torrent-piracy related developments, new article published today on the topic from torrentfreak outlining some what's going on from that front with popular sites users visit (includes brief point of this Showtime drama too):
uBlock Origin extension:
video background play fix extension:
Disable the Youtube App (Uninstall its updates)
Disable the Google Partner Setup service, this prevents youtube links from calling the API which opens the youtube app on android.
Let's have some open source love, shall we? Here are some open source apps that don't get the love they deserve:
<strong>Firefox + uBlock Origin - Beast of a browser</strong> - Not many know that the Android version supports extensions (add-ons) since years and It's surprising that Firefox isn't used much on Android.
IMO, better than Chrome :)
<strong>KISS Launcher - The ~200KB search based launcher!</strong>
Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)! ~200KB simple! :D
<strong>K-9 Mail - Might look old school, but is very powerful</strong>
IMO, more practical and faster than the fancy email apps.
<strong>Simplenote - Simple by default, extendible with a few taps</strong>
<strong>Document Viewer - Insanely fast document viewer</strong>
<strong>Amaze - Simplest yet robust file manager</strong>
<strong>Calculator (Holo) - Originally a CyanogenMod project</strong>
IMO, these open source apps are better than their closed source competitors. :)
Don't forget to report issues, file bug reports and help make the products better as these are all open source software :D
Edit: Added links.
Here's my guide for a reasonable FF configuration for casual browsing (ie. not breaking every website all the time)
0.5 go to "about:profiles" and generate a new profile to start from scratch, also create a "virgin" profile with no modifications for accessing eventually broken websites.
1 Essential Addons
a) install uBlock Origin // THE best adblocker/scriptblocker there is! (in its preferences enable Filters "Adblock Warning Removal List" and "Fanboy’s Anti-Thirdparty Social")
b) install Https Everywhere // it tries to use https wherever possible
a) Search: make DDG your default provider
b) Privacy and Settings: History --> in the drop down select "Firefox Developer Edition will use custom settings for history" --> check "Clear history when Firefox Developer Edition closes" --> only check "Active Logins", "Cookies", "Cache", "Offline Website Data" // the use of a password manager is highly recommended since with these settings you'll be logged out of all your active sessions after closing the browser.
3 about:config tweaks:
browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportURL => ""
browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportURL =>"" // keep safebrowsing, but disable reporting to google
network.cookie.cookieBehavior = > 1 // forbid 3rd party cookies
privacy.resistFingerprinting => true // enable Firefox fingerprint protections (eg. generic useragent: Windows NT 6.1; Win64... FF52) + canvas fingerprinting in >= FF58
(do this after installing all your addons since you won't be able to install some webextension addons since it reports FF52 to AMO)
Thanks TOR-Developers/Mozilla for porting these security patches into mainline FF
media.peerconnection => false // disable WebRTC I wouldn't want something like webtorrents to work without my explicit permission, would you?
webgl.disabled => true // disable WebGL // why would you want give any Website direct access to your GPU? also besides some tech demos and art projects is there currently any use for this?
geo.enabled => false // there is a prompt but IP based geolocation doesn't work anyways so why would you ever need it
browser.send_pings => false // don't let the browser prematurely click on every link of a page for you.
a) install SmartReferer // it stops websites from tracking from what website you are coming from.
b) Try out Firefox containers [link]
c) about:config tweaks
browser.pocket.enabled => false // disable Pocket if you don't use it
dom.webnotifications.enabled => false // disable webnotifications (I've never seen them used for anything useful, just for spam)
toolkit.telemetry.enabled => false // disable mozilla telemetry they are nice enough to ask you about it on the first run so you might trust them enough to allow it.
browser.startup.homepage => "[link]" // use duckduckgo as the startpage without the "helpful" tips
d) install uMatrix and disable all the host filters in ublock to avoid redundant blocking, like with noscript you have to do some configuration to get most websites working.
a) 126.96.36.199 as your DNS server
b) watch out what Addons you install and if you're willing to trust them, delete unused ones
6 Testing/Information resources
Remember FF is the only browser where you can configure these things at this level, thank you Mozilla for allowing us to do so.
I'd be awesome if they'd enable some of these settings by default, but I can understand their reluctance, because they have to try and keep the balance between user experience+advertiser happiness and privacy concerns.
All the modifications I suggest can also be made on Firefox for Android, so please check it out.
^edit: ^formatting ^, ^grammar
Ya, use firefox for android.
Reposting a comment of mine from a few months back:
On Android I use Firefox with uBlock Origin to good effect.
Adblock Plus is too CPU and memory intensive, especially in Firefox (especially on mobile). And the Adblock Plus mobile browser is just a hobbled version of Firefox (no addons for starters).
edit: uBlock Origin uses the same blocklists as Adblock Plus so it's no downgrade in blocking ability - and it doesn't come with a list of allowed ad servers like Adblock. Nor does its developer receive money from ad companies like Adblock.
uBlock Origin (protip Android users: this link works there too!) [link]
For anyone on Android tired of these r/assholedesign, here's Firefox, uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey, Anti-AdBlock Killer and Ads Bypasser.
For those on iOS, you have a few browser options, namely Firefox Focus, Opera and AdBlock Browser. Also, give a try to SpeedMeUp!
For Android users.
Firefox with the following add-ons uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
On the desktop version Privacy Badger is also a must, but it doesn't work on mobile. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
Orbot with Orfox (beta) for browsing with Tor.
Use Firefox with the addon Ublock Origin.
Or Samsung Internet Browser along with Adguard Content Blocker.
Or use Adguard and use whatever browser you want.
Just know that Adguard and Adguard Content Blocker are two separate apps. Adguard works system wide whereas Adguard Content Blocker will block ads only on Samsung Internet Browser.
You can do the same thing with Firefox for Android and uBlock.
Runs most of the desktop Firefox plugins.
>since losing an engine affects the OSS world.
Correct! It's important for the Linux community, GNU and Android worlds, to start using Firefox-based browsers where they can.
Firefox for Android - Did you know you can install the majority of Firefox add ons on Android mobile as well? UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger from EFF both work just as they do on the desktop.
Firefox Focus comes with built in privacy tools. I always use Firefox Focus for quick link openings for things sent from friends or shopping outside of the apps.
And of course, Desktop Firefox. Recommend people install from their package manager, though!
There's also the alternative and heavily optimized (for Intel CPUs) browser Waterfox for GNU/Linux, OSX, and Windows. See also r/waterfox
Windows users that browse r/linux: Also consider Cyberfox which is heavily optimized for Windows use. Even (used to) have an AMD version to avoid oddities from Intel compiling.
That's a YouTube Red feature. They want you to pay for it.
If you don't have Xposed or aren't rooted, you still have a few options.
Sideload the OGYouTube apk. It has features like background play and floating window.
*NewPipe is another option for side loading. Lightweight YouTube app. Light on features and organization but does background play very well. Consistent and stable background play.
If that doesn't work then use the YouTube mobile site in the browser. It will continue playing in the background. I believe this works on every browser except Chrome, so use Firefox or something. Works on iOS too, using Safari.
If you decide to use Firefox, go ahead and install a Firefox adblocker as well.
Everyone should use these add-ons. None of them require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and Decentraleyes.
All of them can be used on Firefox for Android as well. And apart from Decentraleyes they should be available for Chromium.
If you're willing to put in some effort I'd recommend uMatrix, as well.
Also since this is about privacy I think this is relevant:
The first step that anyone could take is to encrypt their phone calls and their text messages. You can do that through the smartphone app Signal, by Open Whisper Systems. It’s free, and you can just download it immediately. And anybody you’re talking to now, their communications, if it’s intercepted, can’t be read by adversaries. [Signal is available for iOS and Android, and, unlike a lot of security tools, is very easy to use.]
You should encrypt your hard disk, so that if your computer is stolen the information isn’t obtainable to an adversary — pictures, where you live, where you work, where your kids are, where you go to school. [I’ve written a guide to encrypting your disk on Windows, Mac, and Linux.]
Use a password manager. One of the main things that gets people’s private information exposed, not necessarily to the most powerful adversaries, but to the most common ones, are data dumps. Your credentials may be revealed because some service you stopped using in 2007 gets hacked, and your password that you were using for that one site also works for your Gmail account. A password manager allows you to create unique passwords for every site that are unbreakable, but you don’t have the burden of memorizing them. [The password manager KeePassX is free, open source, cross-platform, and never stores anything in the cloud.]
The other thing there is two-factor authentication. The value of this is if someone does steal your password, or it’s left or exposed somewhere … [two-factor authentication] allows the provider to send you a secondary means of authentication — a text message or something like that.
Brave is adding in ads of their own replacing the ones that are currently blocked and they're being sued for it. Use Firefox + regular ublock origin just like your desktop setup.
Firefox for Android normal Firefox browser
Firefox for Android beta about to be the normal Firefox browser
Firefox for Android Nightly eventually about to be the normal Firefox browser
Firefox Reality Browser browser for virtual reality stuff
Firefox Focus mini-browser. Cleans up after itself. no features
Firefox Klar German version of Focus
Firefox Rocket/Lite Indonesian version of Focus... I think
Firefox Fenix - internal testing browser
Mozilla Reference Browser another testing browser
Servo another internal testing browser
And 3rd party
IceCatMobile ESR version debranded and proprietary bits removed. Made by GNU.org
Fennec F-Droid debranded proprietary bits removed and made by F-Droid.
Tor Browser for Android integrated w/ Tor network to make browsing slower by taking the longest way possible to visit a website
Orfox older version of Tor Browser for Android
Adblock Browser for Android crappy version by the makers of Adblock Plus.
Should link to help people:
Desktop Firefox and UBlock Origin with Privacy Badger from EFF and many more to help remove ads as well as protect your online presence.
And on mobile Firefox for Android - Did you know you can install the majority of Firefox add ons on Android mobile as well? UBlock Origin, Privacy Badger from EFF both work just as they do on the desktop.
uBlock Origin for Chrome.
Specifically ones like:
But this isn't the point! It's irresponsible to support sites that engage in shady practices, or tacitly condone their crap by shrugging off criticism just because we found a way to not get hit. Yes, more people should be using adblockers - it's good digital hygiene - but blaming those who aren't for the awful deeds of others is backwards. I know that suggesting a workaround isn't exactly "doling out blame," but that's how it comes across when someone like /u/cardonator makes a thoughtful post about the appropriate treatment of awful sites and the only response dismisses him as a luddite who's never heard of AdBlock.
You can install <strong>Firefox</strong> and then add the uBlock Origin plugin.
Not just "supports adblock addons," it's the same add ons as the desktop. Install regular Firefox, then uBlock Origin like you would on a desktop. I also suggest the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Privacy Badger.
Do any browsers support features to enhance privacy besides Tor?
Yes! Firefox for Android has come a long way since the early betas. If you are less interested in plugins and more set-it-and-forget-it, try Brave Browser: Fast AdBlocker based on Chromium. It provides a fast, private experience without all the Chrome.
Firefox addons include:
CanvasBlocker until canvas fingerprinting is blocked by default in all builds on all devices.
Cookie AutoDelete to automatically remove old, unneeded cookies after closing a tab or leaving a website.
Decentraleyes prevents content delivery networks from tracking you across the internet.
HTTPS Everywhere enforced HTTPS TLS on every compatible website.
Privacy Badger works to stop unknown or site specific tracking by monitoring the site behavior.
uBlock Origin fast and efficient adblocker setting standards for lowest CPU and memory.
User Agent Switcher allows your device to pretend to be various other mobile devices and browsers over time according to your settings.
These can work together with other more invasive addons, but try to avoid getting in your way for day to day browsing.
You can also try the about:config privacy changes to make your browser harder to track across the internet.
For the lazy:
Play Store link
uBlock Origin extension link
Shit article. Here's how you do it:
Use Firefox with uBlock Origin.
Also get HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
Firefox is what I use. You can get add-ons for it such as uBlock Origin, Dark Mode or Dark Reader. I'm very comfortable with trusting Mozilla, non-profit, open-source, doing a lot of good for us on the web.
Ublock Origin desktop browser users �� (scroll down �� for �� Mobile �� Firefox Browser android-ublock origin setup points) �� no �� separate �� browser extension is �� needed - you �� can �� add �� the �� following �� into �� your �� ublock origin: hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list [GitHub - nocoin filter block �� list �� for �� ublock origin] [link] Direct 3rd party �� section �� filter line �� to �� add �� into �� ublock origin (found �� on �� at �� the �� bottom �� of �� the �� GitHub link �� I �� posted �� above) �� [link] To install �� for �� desktop (also �� works �� for �� FireFox Mobile �� Browser Android-Ublock Origin addon): First, save �� other �� active web work/close other �� browser tabs. It's also �� worth �� backing up-exporting any �� of �� your �� original �� ublock-browser/firefox android mobile �� ublock origin settings prior to �� adjusting or �� adding anything �� with �� ublock origin. - Ublock origin can �� export each �� major �� tab setting into �� a �� respective text �� file to �� restore if �� something �� unexpected happens �� + to �� save �� time �� on �� searching for �� these �� filters again �� if �� you �� move �� to �� a �� new �� machine-device/uninstall/etc. For faulty filters or �� in �� such �� scenarios, you �� can �� also �� delete �� them �� individually by �� clicking on �� the �� trashcan icon next �� to �� that �� filter line. Click on �� gear settings button �� within the �� ublock origin icon found �� on �� your �� browser > 3rd-party filters tab > add �� the �� text �� link �� found �� at �� the �� bottom �� of �� the �� GitHub page �� (or �� the �� txt link �� within the �� coded section �� posted �� above) �� into �� the �� bottom �� empty �� field �� section �� > click on �� "Apply Changes" button �� located on �� upper right �� of �� same �� 3rd party �� filters tab > exit & restart browser New filters should �� be �� automatically applied for �� ublock origin but �� I �� found �� that �� to �� make �� sure, �� a �� quick �� exit/restart of �� browser helps just �� in �� case. If you �� go �� back �� to �� the �� 3rd party �� filters section �� of �� ublock origin, it �� should �� show �� "NoCoin" at �� the �� bottom; �� under �� the �� "Custom" section. From an �� ancillary observation, Firefox users �� running �� NoScript also �� have �� a �� much �� higher protection level �� along �� with �� users �� who �� may �� have �� an �� active Malwarebytes Real-Time Premium license/subscription (real-time, premium has �� been �� updated to �� block �� a �� bunch �� of �� these �� more �� malicious sites implementing cyrpto-miners). Back to �� ublock origin briefly, some �� of �� those �� crypto-mining browser injections may �� be �� likely to �� be �� included �� within some �� more �� of �� the �� default 3rd-party filter sections but �� the �� nocoin-github link �� above �� to �� add �� into �� ublock origin, can �� be �� used �� for �� temporary peace �� of �� mind �� until �� we �� learn �� of �� possibly �� other �� effective/efficient methods. If you'd �� like �� to �� check �� some �� more �� interesting perspectives on �� the �� topic, check �� out �� the �� official �� ublock origin github issues �� comment �� section �� #690 (now �� closed): [Request for �� block] Crypto Miners #690 [CLOSED] [link] Specifically, look �� for �� comment �� by �� gorhill (creator �� & maintainer of �� ublock origin + related projects - /u/gorhill4 on �� reddit [link] If there �� are �� any �� corrections/updates to �� my �� current comment, �� please �� let �� me �� know. �� Thanks. Edit/Update: Adding PSA Note �� + Still �� having �� trouble �� installing the �� ublock origin nocoin filter? + Firefox Mobile �� Browser NoCoin-Ublock Origin + technical references to �� other �� platforms supporting Ublock Origin Trouble installing? : Please �� refer to �� comment �� from �� /u/ThatSiming for �� clarifications/variations to �� how �� your �� ublock origin might �� be �� displayed �� on �� your �� respective desktop-operating system �� browser: [link] For Firefox (FF) Mobile �� Browser Users �� (this �� works �� from �� personal testing + streaming �� sites can �� exploit your �� mobile �� devices �� in �� similar context): [link] Ublock Origin can �� be �� installed + NoCoin as �� above �� with �� the �� direct filter line �� added! This �� is �� great �� for �� those �� browsing on �� FF-youtube to �� block �� their �� ads �� as �� well. Installed via FF mobile �� browser settings > addon installation > search �� for �� ublock origin > follow �� same �� instructions above Unless mistaken, to �� my �� knowledge �� there's �� no �� current direct Chrome browser android mobile �� support �� for �� ublock or �� for �� iOS - someone �� will �� have �� to �� come �� by �� to �� comment �� for �� better �� suggestions... Official GitHub Ublock Origin Page �� outlining other �� platform installation guides: [link] Ublock Origin Official �� Subreddit �� for �� further �� discussion/support: /r/ublockorigin Important PSA Note, �� there �� were �� some �� mentions of �� the �� NoCoin Browser extension throughout these �� comments: Read this �� alternative section �� point �� carefully: �� If �� you �� don't �� want �� to �� deal �� with �� ublock origin for �� whichever reason, �� you �� can �� consider �� following �� the �� desktop NoCoin browser extension (different �� developer �� from �� the �� one �� I �� linked) �� option commented by �� /u/xenyz below �� (you �� don't �� need �� both �� to �� avoid conflicts/redundancies), however, �� please �� do �� check �� the �� developer's [keraf] ongoing GitHub issues �� page �� since �� there �� are �� some �� active problems �� with �� it: Doesn't consistently stop �� miner processes from �� starting �� #30 �� [OPEN, ONGOING GitHub Issue �� for �� NoCoin Browser Extension] [link] comment reference to �� NoCoin browser extension: [link] For torrent-piracy related developments, new �� article �� published today �� on �� the �� topic from �� torrentfreak outlining some �� what's �� going �� on �� from �� that �� front �� with �� popular sites users �� visit (includes brief point �� of �� this �� Showtime drama too): Cryptocurrency Miner Targeted by �� Anti-Virus and �� Adblock Tools: [link]
Lot's of misinformation here...
Firefox Quantum is just a marketing and codename for an upcoming Firefox release, not a separate web browser. It's noteworthy because of many under the hood changes as well as a change to a new extension system to be compatible with Chrome/Edge/others called WebExtensions
Ublock Origin is on Firefox. This is the same developer as Ublock Origin for Chrome.
Somewhat of a side note but leading into the next point, Firefox for Android is fully capable of installing the Firefox extensions you use on Desktop. Click that Ublock Origin link above(or here again and install Ublock to have an ad blocker on Firefox for Android.
Firefox Focus (which is also on iPhone) which you may seemed to have confused with Firefox Quantum. This is a mobile app that isn't really on desktop but is basically a quick way for you to open an incognito tab on mobile phones that has privacy extensions enabled. My personal use case is I use it for links that friends send me. I'm logged into things on Firefox mobile, so by opening in Firefox Focus I can worry slightly less about the ad tracking seeing me open a cat video from a friend.
...And back on the subject of misinformation: all of the above is easily Googlable. I'm not trying to be a dick here...but try Googling "Firefox Quantum" before commenting next time. I've already linked to the first result explaining it.
that looks like firefox for android. It can run themes and extensions and it's gotten a lot quicker in the last 2 years.
Ok I'm going to post some more info here in the comments.
It's really time to stop using Chrome, Google services in general, and removing the Facebook app from your devices. I would suggest deleting your Facebook account if you're able to.
Here are several alternatives:
Mobile OS Alternatives:
OS Alternatives (besides Linux):
> Is multitasking limited to pressing button in lower right corner? I can't really press the lower right corner of a phone (finger problems, and I only use the phone one handed), and the iPhone 6s force touch swiping to multitask is a lifesaver.
Are we talking about multi-tasking as in multi-windows or tasks continuing in the background?
In the first case, Android Nougat has true dual-window support^* out-of-the-box. LG has had it for select applications since the LG G3.
Tasks continuing in the background does occur natively, but these apps can be killed at any time if the system determines it needs to release CPU/memory.
To switch foreground tasks, the standard multi-window button is the only method (unless rooted). Recent Apps Activity is "unable" to be accessed by other apps. An involved work-around would be to tie a gesture (e.g. Home button on Home screen) through a launcher to a task which triggers AutoInput to simulate user click of recent apps.
If rooted, there might be an xPosed module which exposes the Activity exported, but I'm not certain.
> Is there a reliable way of blocking ads in Nougat? I know there are third party adblocking browsers, but that seems like not the best of ideas.
There are several ways:
Without Root: AdGuard ($10/year license model - relies on device-local VPN), Firefox (with u-block origin, for example)
With Root: AdAway (host filtering)
> How often do the android phones need to be restarted to retain smooth and lag free use?
I rarely restart my phone in normal operation. If the battery dies or I'm applying updates is all that I restart.
^*: Dual Window support does not apply to apps which open in full screen (unless developer options enabled and force resize done)
Explained permissions: [link].
> First, uBlock Origin is completely developed in full public view. All the sources and all the changes to the sources are fully accessible on GitHub.
> Second, uBlock Origin does not have a dedicated server, it can't "phone home" with your browsing data, there is only GitHub, and GitHub is completely unrelated to uBlock Origin.
> Third, I have no intent to ever monetize uBlock Origin, it's started as a personal project, and it still is a personal project. So uBlock Origin has absolutely no interest in data mining you.
Btw, since when Chrom/e/ium supports extensions on Android?
OT: The real question here is if you should trust Chrome. TL;DR: No. Consider using Bromite or Firefox/Fennec
Brave is still being maintained? The last update for Android was on 4 Feb 2019.
But if you still want alternatives there's Firefox also available on f-droid. Works well with the Unlock Origin add-on, which will block a lot of tracking and ads for you.
If you have a more powerful phone, you can also add Privacy Possum and the Decentraleyes add-ons for extra security and tracking protection.
Can your Chromebook run Android apps? If so...
Those are the ones.
uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Decentraleyes and Privacy Badger. None of the add-ons mentioned require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
If you do want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc. Forget about Ghostery and your other privacy addons, those are all you need.
All of the add-ons except for Privacy Badger and uMatrix work on Firefox for Android.
> Careful, ads EVERYWHERE
This fixes the Chrome
This fixes the Firefox
This fixes the Edge
This fixes the Opera
This fixes the Safari
If you're on Mobile Android, install Firefox, and then just install the Firefox desktop version of uBlock Origin into the browser.
Firefox, in this case is on phones.
chrome / firefox
For mobile, install Firefox for Android and install the uBlock Origin app on there, and then for YouTube, use NewPipe instead of the official YT app.
I just recently started doing this:
My goal is to gradually move away from Google search and Chrome. I still really like the advantages of the Google Play Store and other Google services like Photos, Drive, Keep, etc.
Edit: Wanted to give a shout out to ProtonMail as well. Encrypted email service that is free.
You can also check out Prism-Break for further security/privacy information.
Uninstall the antivirus app. You need an adblocker, not an antivirus.
Antivirus is pointless on Android, they do nothing besides take up RAM and storage, use your CPU, and run down your battery.
Download Firefox for Android and install uBlock Origin for Firefox.
Please read my comment in full.
Do you have access to an educational or residential VPN already somehow? Use that. If not, see if your ISP or other company you already have a relationship with offers one. This prevents having to trust another entity.
If not, keep in mind that using a VPN merely moves the entity that you have to trust around. If your VPN is shady (and some of the ones recommended on reddit all the time are not without criticism), it will be able to put you at more risk, because now all of your data would pass through it, more than an intermittent wifi access point would have seen. The best solution is to use end-to-end encryption without the middle man wherever you can.
Modern Google apps tend to use proper encryption, so you should be safe with e.g. Gmail no matter what wi-fi you're on. On Firefox for Android, use HTTPS Everywhere, and use it on your computer as well. This will protect you better, but not anywhere. Some sites do not offer HTTPS.
Remove sensitive data from your phone that you do not need. Use a secure unlock setting - it's extra important now. Then, read all the warnings and encrypt your phone storage. Encrypt your SD card.
I am a fan of Firefox for Android and then installing "the usual suspects" when it comes to extensions; HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and changing the default search experience, etc.
OP; what are you looking for when you say "safest"? Best privacy? Best security?
uBlock Origin also works for Firefox for Android.
Yes ! Firefox
Firefox for Android is great. I'd recommend uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes. None of these require any effort, you just install and forget about them.
Privacy Badger doesn't work on the Android version but I'd recommend it for desktop. If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix (desktop only) is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc.
If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc. Forget about Ghostery and your other privacy addons, those are all you need.
Unless you're using Tor Browser Bundle, fingerprinting based on privacy enhancing add-ons is the least of your concerns. Use TBB or use Firefox with uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, Privacy Badger, and Decentraleyes.
Also it seems like you're getting overwhelmed thinking about security. It's all about trade-offs. Making TBB full screen is still better than not using it at all. Be realistic and practical.
For the sake of it. Here is a screenshot of my Homescreen
I use the following:
- Action Launcher 3
Great launcher, Gives a lot of customizing Options
- GravityBox to hide nav bar, pie controls, notification control and battery bar.
- Cryten Icon Pack
Okay, first off, Antivirus apps do not actually work, so uninstall them. Secondly, I'd suggest you switch to Firefox and installing AdBlock Plus. Or use the AdBlock Browser. You do not have a virus, you just have bunch of pop-ups and ads.
So there's basically two main ways for blocking ads on Android. You can either use apps/VPNs or browsers with built-in adblocking/plug-in support. Apps/VPNs are typically more effective than browsers and can even block ads within apps. However, the downside is they sometimes require root, a subscription, and may cause issues like higher battery usage or site incompatibility since all Internet traffic is going through the app or VPN.
While less effective than other options browsers are free and usable on all devices. This is the method I've chosen to use and the following are some browsers I recommend:
Firefox: It supports plugins just like the desktop version so in addition to using an adblocker like uBlock you can add other functions like swipe gestures and make all site backgrounds black.
Samsung Browser: I hate bloatware as much as the next guy but the pre-installed browser from Samsung is surprisingly good and is hands down the quickest browser for Galaxy devices. One of its main features is support for 3rd party ad-blockers and out of the dozen or so available Adguard Content Blocker is the best one I've tried.
RSBrowser One of the many based CAF Browser, a version of Chromium optimized for Snapdragon devices it's quick, blocks ads, and can even be used to replace Chrome's custom tab. Furthermore, as a forked version of Chrome it retains many of the base features like Google syncing and data saver so if that's something important to you I highly recommend you check it out.
Along with the joke, there is in fact a Firefox app for Android. Not sure about iOS.
Firefox maybe [link]?
It works much better for my needs.
Ad blocking on android
Another post not directly answering your question, but since I don't think there is a way to achieve what you want I'll post it anyways: I use Firefox for Android and spoof the User Agent with User Agent Switcher add-on to get desktop sites everywhere. You can only spoof user agents for specific sites if you want to.
Using Firefox has the added benefit of being able to use uBlock Origin and other privacy-minded add-ons. I rarely have to use Chrome anymore.
You do if you install Firefox, RES works on mobile too!
I think the beauty of opensource apps is they fill small niches better — something no developer is going to spend the fees on and jump through hoops to get in the IOS app store.
Of general use though are:
Firefox — easiest to install via Play store
Maps — a great Open StreetMap viewer, really handy for navigating footpaths.
NewPipe — a nice youtube client, especially the popup player.
OpenVPN for Android — works especially well if you have a capable OpenWRT router as well
There's lots more I use, but I think these are my top ones with wide appeal.
Alternatives that gives you native bookmarks
XBrowserSync - only works with chromium
Ymarks - its just xmarks with an y instead of x so it should do native bookmarks
Floccus - unsure about since i havent used
and as based upon Bookmark API it appears you will have to do things like
>sync chrome to firefox and firefox to firefox on android
replace firefox and firefox on android with opera and opera on android e.t.c and you should get the point
if you want to have same native bookmarks on your phone keep in mind that most browsers there do not support extensions but i will still attempt to list those who do not require you to have their desktop alternative installed for native bookmark syncing.
Yandex in my experience can work with chromium on desktop with XBrowserSync due to its chrome extension support XBrowserSync being the only extension here that ive tried
and perhaps Samsung Internet which while not having extension support has this thing which only would do native bookmarks on the phone end afaik
so with all this out of my way, the goal i am trying to achieve is to get this going between Vivaldi and Firefox on Android so id gladly get to know your experiences with Eversync/Ymarks/Fluccos since most of this is really hard for me to approach due to not having a server, and lack of technical knowledge
Firefox Browser supports all those features.
Firefox supports many text replace addons.
> Lets you replace text in web pages. You can define a substitution list and apply it automatically or at your own discretion, or make individual substitutions.
Ma liste :
Je cherche à remplacer firefox, et je cracherais pas sur une appli de notes plus fluide à utiliser pour les notes rapides. En dehors de ça, plutôt satisfait. Et merci à ceux de l'année dernière pour m'avoir conseillé.
Use Firefox, uBlock Origin, Tampermonkey, Anti-Adblock Killer and Ads Bypasser.
Alternatives to Google:
Encrypted Messenger Software:
note: If you're a serious content creator than I suggest mirroring your channel on several of these:
MINDS - "Your social network," Open Channel based social media network. A good site to mirror content.
Live Leak (My pick) This is the place to mirror your Youtube channel. They are anti-censorship.
Vid.me <- Another good site to mirror your content.
vimeo <- A lot of original artistry content.
Break - Popular Youtube competitor that's been around awhile.
Gvid - An experiment for a low cost, content-neutral replacement for Youtube.
metacafe - Have been around awhile.
veoh - Have been around a long time.
Firefox (with an ad-blocker addon) + Flud + Kickasstorrents
> Signal [...] does require google apps on android, which may or may not be a big issue
That's the default experience. For those running a custom ROM without Play services it's possible to build Signal and use MicroG instead of GCM. It probably won't be as good which is the reason that Signal uses GCM in the first place, but it's certainly possible. Those who want websocket support can help out with code or money. For anyone who has Play services on their phone this doesn't matter.
> Google doesn't see any data via gcm, it's just a tickle. If you want push messages, you gotta use a push network.
> I've also seen first hand how difficult 3rd party clients can be on large networks with actual client logic, and unfortunately we simply don't have the resources to deal with that.
> I hope that everyone here who prioritizes federation above all else moves to federated products that support their goals, and I hope that those projects can demonstrate that I'm wrong about the inability to build competitive user experiences over the long term.
> If the only thing that the remaining people here want out of LibreSignal is a websocket-only solution and gmscore isn't an option for whatever reason, I would consider a clean, well written, and well tested PR for websocket-only support in Signal. I expect it to have high battery consumption and an unreliable user experience, but would be fine with it if it comes with a warning and only runs in the absence of play services. However, I also realize that still won't help people that are trying to build a Google-free experience on Google's platform, since we still don't have the things we need to be comfortable distributing software outside of Play.
> and it uses a central server (as opposed to distributed or federated) which means that meta information could be saved. (Though OWS promises that it doesn't save any, and recently it seemed to have shown that it didn't have much interesting data saved).
Federation or not has nothing to do with whether or not metadata can be saved. Federation would mean you can run your own server but then you'd have to keep it secure yourself. As you say, Signal stores very little metadata though.
> the closest piece of information to metadata that the Signal server stores is the last time each user connected to the server, and the precision of this information is reduced to the day, rather than the hour, minute, and second.
The other two recommendations are bad. They should have recommended Firefox with the following add-ons uBlock Origin, HTTPS-Everywhere, and Decentraleyes.
And Orbot with Orfox (beta) for private browsing.
Instead of a photo app that doesn't have anything to do with privacy maybe something useful lik Keepass2Android password manager,
Here are some good privacy addons.
Privacy Badger doesn't work on the Android version but I'd recommend it for desktop.
None of these require any effort, you just install and forget about them. They also work on Firefox for Android except for Privacy Badger.
If someone does want to put in some effort uMatrix (desktop only) is great and replaces NoScript and a bunch of other add-ons. Though I'd still keep NoScript with "Allow scripts globally" for the XSS protection etc.
One of the best security measure on Android is to make sure that only apps from Google's Play store can be installed (here's how to check - make sure to not activate it). Some shady websites try to get you to install malware or adware apps and pirated apps are frequently infected. However, there have been apps on the massive and largely uncurated Play store that contained malware, so if you want to be extra secure, only install well known apps from large companies (and make sure you're not getting them from some imposter).
Generally, downloading gifs using a standard browser should be relatively safe. There may of course still be browser exploits used by criminals, so perhaps using a less common browser like the mobile version of Firefox and equipping it with ublock Origin and a maladvertising and malware filter list (see the add-on's settings) can be a good idea, just to make sure.
There is however no absolute security. The best advice to follow is to be vigilant and not install or click at random stuff. If there is shady and/or intrusive advertisement on a site, go somewhere else. Directly displaying and downloading images from the Google image search should bypass most websites and lead to images directly, but some may still redirect you.
Can you please take a screen capture? I can't find anything over at [link]
Well… yeah… just go here then there and you're good to go.
You need more Firefox equipped with uBlock Origin!
In that case you may also want to consider an Android browser that allows extensions:
Firefox for Android + uBlock Origin extension
Kiwi + uBlock Origin extension soon(beta @ mom)
Yandex + uBlock Origin extension. My current favorite browser, however ... some people have concerns
Could you try the site in Firefox?
Don't use Brave as people are suggesting. It's business model is to track you and serve you ads in the near future.
If you root android, there's Adaway to disable completely in apps. Check out a search for your phone model + version of Android + Magisk and follow the directions.
1.) Get Firefox Mobile
2.) Install uBlock Origin on it.
3.) Only use Firefox to browse.
You should also get MalwareBytes and run a scan if you clicked on any of those.
Just like on Desktop.
Firefox Browser + YouTube HiDef addon.
> Use firefox and install ghostery to get ~~desktop level antitracking and adblock~~ tracked by ghostery
Use Firefox for Android and install uBlock Origin and NoScript.
Firefox for Android supports add-ons, including uBlock, plus it's a great browser overall.
Sur iOS : Firefox Focus qui sert de bloqueur de pub pour Safari
Sur Android : Firefox avec uBlock Origin, Samsung Internet avec Adguard, ou Firefox Focus
Thanks for all your support. I have a quick update and some stats for you guys.
Average unique visitors per day: 950 ish (98% of which were refereed from this subreddit)
Average bandwidth per month: 46TB ish
Monthly server costs: $85AUD
Video Contact Lists: All videos now have a bunch of screenshots underneath taken at 10 minute intervals.
Actor count: The actor page now shows how many videos each actor has on this site.
Added and release date: Each video shows the date the video was added to this site and the date the video was released.
Mobile Friendly: About two months ago, nothing new.
Advertising: Unfortunately, I have decided to put one ad at the top of each page. If you don't like adverts or are worried about security, I recommend you install ublock orrigen for Chrome or Firefox. This will also work on Firefox Mobile Thanks for understanding.
Note this only on Android. Links for the lazy
Run Firefox on Android and download uBlock Origin.
I bet you couldn't find your dick if you looked down too.
There are a whole slew of apps you might want on your phone depending on what your needs are. Down below are a selection of what I think might be important and relevant for most people. Some will have a recommendation for an app I like, some won't. My suggestions for apps will be centered around Android as that is the platform I am currently on.
All phones comes with a browser but if you aren't lucky it might not be a very good one.
I would recommend:
The reason I recommend FireFox and not Chrome which are my top choices is because you can install an adblocker in FireFox (uBlock Origin). You can also install other add-ons in FireFox, but I only use an adblocker.
Again the phone might have one already, if not, get one. There is sure to be times where you need to open a PDF on your phone.
I often find people overlook the potential of the phone to function as a podcast player. Podcasts provide a lot of free entertainment while you are doing your chores or commuting. Any time you are doing something which does not require you to be all that focused and not interact with other people really.
There are a lot of well reviewed podcast players out there and this was the one I choose to try out. It had great reviews, had many options (though a bit technical), and is updated often. I ended up paying for the app after trying the free version because I wanted to support the creator and avoid the ads.
The reason is simple. Your phone can save you a lot of money because you can use it to become aware of how you spend your money and how much you spend.
My recommendation here requires you to buy a program for your computer for it to work. I have been using it for a long time now (3+ yrs) and during that time I have probably saved what I cost to buy the program 10 fold over just by being mindful of how I spend my money.
There is one caveat to my recommendation here though. YNAB has recently moved over to the subscription based, paid service business model. I am against this and can thus not recommend the newer app. It does however still work just as well, but unneeded reoccurring costs are a no go in my book.
You have your phone with you all the time if you are like most people and thus it can be beneficial to have apps which you can use to learn new skills or improve current skills during down time. My focus has mainly been on learning a new language.
I can recommend:
There are a lot of good apps out there and what you need will mainly depend on what you want to learn.
At some point you will need to get a ride and in many places Uber does a better job at getting you from A to B than a regular taxi service
One of the biggest boons of having a smartphone is using it to organize you life. A good calendar is a must. What works for different people will vary wildly so you might have to go through a couple of apps to find one which suits you.
I tried a couple of calendar apps and this is the one I stuck with. It works, and it has a widget I like. Try it and buy it if you like it as well. Calendars, though, are really a matter of personal choice. Don't be disheartened if you don't find a good fit right away. There is a free version and a paid version which has some more features If you like the free version, I recommend buying the paid version to get access to all the features. It has been so long since I used the free version that I no longer remember what is restricted.
To Do Manager
Again just as with the calendar, a to do list is a nice feature to add to your phone and it will help you get organized in your life (maybe). If anything I am having a harder time finding a to do list app than anything I have tried to find up to now. My main problem is that the ones which seem to be good all require a monthly membership fee to open up for the selling features, and it is quite expensive in some cases.
I can't recommend anything here because I have yet to find something I like and which fits what I want to use it for. Thus I can only say good hunting.
Simple List App/Note App
Beside to do lists you might just want to make a simple list off videos you want to get back to and watch later or take a quick note about something.
Google Keep is a nice simple note app with the option of making simple lists. The most basic of the basic but it does what it sets out to do well. It also syncronises with you google account if you have one and you can get to your notes from every computer which has a browser.
Checklist on the other hand is a dedicated app for making checklists. It is by far not perfect by it is the closest I have come to an app which fits my needs of letting me make a checklist where I can have sub-layers of lists. It can't have more than one sub-layer which I why I am unhappy with it. The main functionality can be tried in the free version which means, there is no reason to not try it out.
As a final note. Happy app hunting and enjoy you new phone.
I'm pretty sure these are the URLs you need.
Another option: [link]
Most of my non-confidential information (OK just 98% of what I click on reddit) goes through it.
Use firefox for android. Then you can install ublock origin and self destructing cookies.
No more fucking moblie ads, and with self destructing cookies no targeted ads either.......
There's a lot of browsers that work better than Chrome. I haven't tried Next Browser yet, but some alternatives include Flynx, Link Bubble (which is now open source), and -- my favorite -- the Ultimate Browser Project (which is also now open source, but discontinued). The successor is Cornowser (also open source).
A lot of browser-RAM issues are caused by ads. If the browser features ad-blocking, it helps a lot. If it's able to strip out a lot of crap that runs in the background -- like Flynx -- then there's less of an impact on RAM.
EDIT: Firefox is also really good.
EDIT2: Link Bubble is now managed by a former founder of Firefox. And it's open source. The new browser based on Link Bubble's code is called Brave Browser. It allows users to see lightweight ads and kills heavyweight ads. You still see lightweight ads, but part of the revenue goes to websites you like (and the ads are then removed from this site). I'm not entirely sure how it works, but it sounds intriguing. You can sign up here for a dev build.
If you're on Android, Firefox+uBlock Origin works great.
Assuming this question is about BPM, you have two options on mobile:
Install Firefox and browse the reddit website with the betterponymotes extension installed (on Firefox).
Install Relay for Reddit (formerly Reddit News), my favourite reddit app, and PonyMotes, which works with Relay for Reddit. PonyMotes syncs all the emotes into a folder, which Relay then reads. You can also search for emotes in PonyMotes, in the same way as you would in BPM.
Find and Download AdGuard on the app store, the non-pro version works fine.
Navigate to the User-Filters tab.
Copy and paste the RAW TEXT from Here into the user filters.
After that's done, make sure everything is turned on & also ensure you enable "EasyList" under the Filters section.
Download the Firefox APK off the play store.
Install uBlock Origin THROUGH the Firefox application.
Follow the standard practice with uBlock Origin to import a filter list. More info can be found at the bottom of here.
Import this filter list https://gitlab.com/Sorrow-San/9anime-adblock-filters/raw/master/9Anime%20filter%20list by copy & pasting the actual URL and applying.
Edit: I'd post screenshots of doing it on an android device- buuut I don't have one. :c Sorry, you'll have to figure this out a little on your own. But it should be pretty simple since the layout is supposed to be the same as it is on PC.
Yes! You'll need Firefox though.
J'ajouterais que pour Android, utiliser Firefox permet d'ajouter des extensions, dont uBlock Origin (en fait toutes les extensions devraient marcher sur la version Android). Donc pour le blocage de pubs sur Android, le plus simple à mon avis est simplement d'utiliser Firefox plutôt que Chrome.
Ca ne concerne que le navigateur et pas les autres applications. Pour certaines applications, il existe des alternatives qui ne contiennent pas de pubs, notamment pour Reddit: perso j'utilise RedReader, sans pubs et libre, mais d'autres existent.
Et ça un un rapport un peu indirect, mais il existe F-Droid comme alternative au Google Play Store, et qui ne propose que des applications libres et open source, donc à priori sans pubs.
Try: [link] & [link]
If your Chromebook has the Google Play Store:
Firefox + uBlock Origin
Well, iPhones aren't really bad phones. Sometimes they have better exclusive apps, sometimes it's more polished, other times Google has apps that Apple doesn't. Such as ApolloTV, YouTube Vanced for example, or add-on support for Firefox. Personally I think with the sheer amount of Play Store, f-droid and third party apps, eventually some do stick and more than make up for the sad state the Play Store app is in. Then there's the issue of having to use iPhone when you sync to desktop.
But I will say, if you are to switch, wait until 2020 models, there are some rumblings in Apple. Seems that they actually want to push innovation further, rather than just small under the hood improvements.
The thing is with Android apps, most of the time, you can find something better or more suited to you.
Try Firefox or Firefox Focus.
Firefox with uBlock Origin and Dark Mode add-ons.
Download firefox - [link]
Once it's installed, using Firefox install uBlock Origin (ad blocker) - [link]
Also using Firefox, download Video Background Play Fix - [link]
Now you can play Youtube videos using Firefox without ads, and they'll continue to play in the background so you don't need to keep the window open.
Install Firefox for Android and the ublock origin extension to block all youtube ads.
You can also install the following extensions:
Video Speed Controller allows speeding up / slowing down videos
SoundFixer to increase volume.
Video Background Play Fix to ensure sound in background when browser is minimized.
Bromite and Firefox. Both are good.
Brave is a web browser attempting to monetize a failed business model from the dot com bubble bust: Pay to Surf. Brave will soon have ads across their browsers that are built on tracking you. From their official website.
Better to use Firefox for Android+UBlock Origin on Android. Or install root+adaway and disable ads completely.
here you go :-)
Firefox mobile browser has a desktop mode.
It has the same rendering core as the desktop browser and supports the same extensions.
Does it work on Firefox?
Firefox Quantum + uBlock Origin
Let me help you with that.
If you are on mobile, use Firefox.
Now, visit [link].
Link for the Lazy:
Don't know about the best. But, I use,
( I also use some add-ons mentioned in this video )
I also like Brave & Samsung Browser-It's awesome !
::::: Some other useful apps for better web browsing experience :::::::
(Both app supports android 6.0+ text menu feature , So, It can do their job without leaving browser app.)
T2S - text to speech - to read some of the text or small paragraph.
Look up - dictionary to tranalate words.
:::: Pocket : Read it later :::::::
I use 'Pocket' for saving links. I don't log in my google account in any browser. So, I use pocket for bookmarks. It can extract texts from web page & listen it as audio , You don't have to rely on browser sync. You can save links from any browser on android just using a share button. Check this video for more details. (it's one year old) , but I started using pocket after watching this video & I am very happy with it. (I am using free version)
Edit : Added links.
I do not have a Moto Z Play, so unsure of full extent of embeddedness of the bloat.
1) Usually Settings -> Apps -> $App (Uninstall/Disable). I believe (unsure) ADB might expand which apps can be disabled. Android - Standalone System tools
2) Adaway alternative:
Play store - Firefox + uBlock Origin
3) Beyond my knowledge, but hazarding a guess. A quick search leads me to believe that you can a custom recovery (i.e. TWRP) on it without root XDA - Moto Z Play TWRP, and based on XDA - XPosed for Lollipop/Marshmallow, you can flash the XPosed core. I'm not certain if functionality requires root.
firefox plus µBlock Origin works great
Don't use Facebook.
At best open a LinkedIn profile for work so they can see something on you with some info.
Use a outlook account with your name as your professional account so these people can also Skype you.
For everything else:
Somehow I'm still able to use Messenger through facebook.com when using regular ol' Firefox on android, bypassing the message that OP gets. I have uBlock Origin and (EFF) Privacy Badger installed (since Firefox on Android allows extensions just like the desktop) but I'm not sure if they're whats causing it.
If you're interested in blocking ads in the browser, Firefox can do that for you with this add-on. I wouldn't recommend rooting until you've gotten comfortable with the phone as-is, have created a backup, and have a good reason to root it. This article may help.
Download Firefox for Android
Or the beta version if you prefer
And install ublock origin as a normal firefox add on
Then change my filters/3rd party filters/whitelists to whatever you want.
Firefox med uBlock Origin
If you're willing to switch browsers for most of your browsing: Play Store - Firefox + uBlock Origin
Exactly as expected
Android DNS Blocking:
In iOS, they are called content blockers and need to be enabled via settings or something.
There are many imperfect non-root Ad-blocking solutions and no perfect ones due to Android limitations - AdAway is pretty much the best you can get for Android. Without root, some compromises have to be made. Here are the decent open source solutions I'm aware of:
Adblock Plus: Only works for Wi-fi, so no blocked ads on mobile data. Wouldn't recommend if you use a lot of mobile data.
DNS66: Basically is as good as AdAway and has minimal performance and battery impact, but requires VPN service to be constantly running (and you can't use actual VPN while it's running of course). This is what I personally use. Some apps it's impossible to block ads this way without root though, most notably the official Youtube apps' ads cannot be bypassed. But you could use NewPipe app, Lightning Browser or Firefox for Android with Ublock Origin extension to view Youtube. It also doesn't block ads on your computer if you are tethering the connection (AdAway does).
Oh, and stay away from those closed source ad-blocking VPN solutions from Play Store, god only knows what those apps actually are up-to. I wouldn't personally risk it at least, because DNS66 is very decent app for the job.
What adblocking browser? This thread is about firefox, not some adblock browser.
These are all you need.
Here are some options:
<strong>Firefox Browser fast & private</strong> - Free - Rating: 83/100 - Search for 'google spotlight stories' on the <strong>Play Store</strong>. ------. ^Source ^Code ^| ^Feedback/Bug ^report.
I don't know how exactly they are capable of charging your number (maybe the ad redirects you to their site which pulls your number), but I suggest you start using an adblocker.
There are a few options for adblocking.
Firefox with the uBlock Origin plugin
Adblock Plus (non-root and root usability for system-wide adblocking)
AdAway (root only system-wide adblocking)
If all you want to do is block ads in your browser, there are better solutions. For example, you could use Firefox plus uBlock Origin (or Adblock Plus if you want.) If you go the Firefox route, also get HTTPS Everywhere and set privacy.trackingprotection.enabled to true in about:config.
Another method is using Flynx, which has an ad blocker, HTTPS Everywhere, and tracking protection all enabled by default.
Or, you could use Adblock Browser, the official successor to the old discontinued Adblock Plus app.
If you really want automate the old Adblock Plus app for some reason, you can easily do so with AutoInput.
I hope that this helped you out.
Edit: I meant Link Bubble, not Flynx. Flynx only has adblocking, as far as I'm aware. Link Bubble has all 3.
Firefox for Android has extensions/add-ons - one of them is Adblock Plus. Works pretty well - only for web browsing, of course.
I haven't done any proper tests or benchmarks but the latest WebVR Chromium for Android build seems best.
Mobile WebVR performance is generally still an issue though, this would be a great topic for a blog post, with a stress-test benchmark example and test results across browsers.
To be clear, the current options are:
The latest "ChromePublic Cardboard" build, with WebVR enabled via a chrome://flags option.
Firefox Nightly for Android, also with WebVR enabled via an about:config flag.
The latest stable versions of Firefox for Android or Chrome for Android with support via the webvr-polyfill.
You can if you use Firefox.
Have you tried installing an Android browser?
Like to add a few more thing you find useful it took me several years to get everything right on my End to make android my favorite home.
I like Firefox way more then chrome and it let you have extensions and Adblook Plus is great on Mobile. Ads on mobile are horrible!!!
The Stock keyboard is fine but looks but ugly might wanna consider Fleksy with extension like Hotkeys and Full 5th Row # Pad and it free if you get it from Samsung Galaxy Gift apps. Google Keyboard is also good...
For a launcher ( your home screen) I love Action Launcher 3 Or try out Yahoo Aviate Launcher if you like something a little different. OR maybe C Launcher if you want something IOS Like
Also Yahoo Weather is the best free weather App so check that out..
The peel remote app is looks better then the stock one.
Icon packs are also pretty cool I use Hexacon but feel free to find your own.
Hello SMS is my favorite Sms client but Google Messenger is alright too or maybe Textra , anything but the stock one!!!
IF by IFTTT is also a very handy tool to have, I mainly use it to set my phone to vibrate or Loud based on time. But I use it for other things like letting me know if it going to rain tomorrow..
Outlook is also my favorite email client it looks and feels the best, it also has great support for Gmail and others !!! Might as well install Office,OneDrive,Onenote while your there. Great for Photobackups, Note taking and viewing work crap... There great way better then stock!!!
Android Device Manager is a must have tool if your used to find my iphone kind of things. Just google Find my Phone to find your lost phone works great.
Pushbullet if your a desktop power user. Needless to say I use this app every day....
There a Control Panel App too if you used to that kind of thing from IOS
Timely is Google Own Alarm Better looking then stock!!!
There also a TI 83 Calualtor if you tend to alot of math on your phone
Google Wallet if you want Apple Pay like nfc wallet
There alot more but i feeling kinda lazy... Feel free to ask and questions you have while your here!!!! Hoped this helped..
>Try Ad block browser.
How about no? Install regular ol' Firefox, then uBlock Origin like you would on a desktop. I also suggest the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Privacy Badger.
Adblock Plus, woot woot! Also works on Android, you can install it in Firefox. YouTube's mobile site is basically a clone of the app, so you won't miss much except the ads.
Firefox is on playstore. Let me get that for ya.
This thread is not respresentive of the general community. Firefox has a higher review score than Chrome in the Google Play Store.
You can use adblock addon in Firefox. Or use Manga reader app like MangaDLR, Manga Rock, Zing Box etc. The free version has ads, but they don't interfere with viewing pages.
I'll say it again: You are all a buncha scrubs, using the lame "official" app. But, I guess that's a given, when "shitposts" and copypasta are your top priorities in life.
Again, there's a difference between stifling competition and integrating your own products. There's nothing stopping me from downloading and installing Firefox or Bing or Alexa or Cortana or DuckDuckGo or literally any other piece of software available on or off the app store via apk on my phone right now. I can even write my own application if literally nobody in the world has made the application I want.