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>> No. 27327 Anonymous
31st December 2019
Tuesday 9:34 pm
27327 Apparently Javascript was invented to run toasters.
Does NoScript actually protect my computer from anything? The only real benefit i'm aware of is preventing all these embedded youtube links from requesting data.

Sometimes during a google search i'll see a brief view of the full site before noscript filters it back to basics.

It's interesting to see how many companies demand access through various sites. For example, I've never seen doubleclick.net on britfa.gs before - i guess it's coming through Youtube or something. It's like a giant web, all the internet must be covered.

To be honest i'm not even sure what a script is.
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>> No. 27328 Anonymous
31st December 2019
Tuesday 9:39 pm
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>>27327
We don't set any strange cookies or use tracking or stats services. We used to a very long long time ago. The doubleclick.net and any others are going to be set through the video embeds, as you suggest.

In this context, a script is a program than runs inside your browser.
>> No. 27329 Anonymous
31st December 2019
Tuesday 10:54 pm
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Noscript is basically best-of-breed sorry for browser security but it's as hard as hell to use for anyone who isn't already pretty good at this kind of thing. It also breaks some things almost completely, especially shopping cart based sites and things like "verified by visa" and other pass-throughs.
>> No. 27331 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 7:26 am
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Disabling Javascript even selectively is a losing battle and was more trouble than it was worth ten years ago. You'd be better off running two browsers or even two OS installs, and having one browser forget everywhere it's been and everything it's done every two hours or something.

NoScript is for neckbeard RMS types and I say that as someone who didn't find it difficult to use and kept it around for a few years a long time ago.
>> No. 27332 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 11:35 am
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I tend to just use Brave now, with it's built in Shields Up ad-blocker, and can't be arsed with anything else.

I was using Ublock-origin on Firefox at one stage for maximum autism.
>> No. 27333 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 12:29 pm
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>>27332
>I was using Ublock-origin on Firefox at one stage for maximum autism.
Say what? That's the most mainstream adblocker out there. There's zero autism involved if like most people you just install it and fuhgeddaboudit.
>> No. 27334 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 12:58 pm
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Pihole is pretty good.
>> No. 27335 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 1:24 pm
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>>27332
uBlock is for blocking ads; if you want to block scripts you need uMatrix.
>> No. 27336 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 1:52 pm
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I use NoScript and once you've been using it a few months and whitelisted everywhere you visit regularly it really isn't that much of a pain as it is usually described. Yes when you visit a new site you will need to whitelist a whole bunch of other sites but it helps you understand what's going on under the hood, and it's a small price to pay to never be hijacked again by either someone trying to install malware, or the 'you are an idiot ha ha ha' pop ups.
>> No. 27337 Anonymous
1st January 2020
Wednesday 4:31 pm
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>>27335
Oh that's what I meant, but when I was experimenting with Vivaldi after Firefox fucked up extensions for a weekend.

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