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Additionally you can add [1]"Actually Legitimate URL Shortener Tool" filter list on uBlock Origin, which is recommended by [2]gorhill

[1] https://github.com/DandelionSprout/adfilt/discussions/163

[2] https://old.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin/comments/m5iecq/how_do...

Description: In a world dominated by bit.ly, ad.fly, and several thousand other malware cover-up tools, this list reduces the length of URLs in a much more legitimate and transparent manner. Essentially, it automatically removes unnecessary $/& values from the URLs, making them easier to copy from the URL bar and pasting elsewhere as links. Enjoy.


"Chrome users are currently completely susceptible to having private cookie data stolen on thousands of high-traffic sites"

Not true, sure it's a workaround solution but with frogeye's block list [0] and uBO you're pretty much covered on Chrome regarding CNAME-tracking

[0]:Geoffrey Frogeye's block list of first-party trackers https://hostfiles.frogeye.fr/


Additionally, there is EverythingToolbar which integrates Everything to Windows taskbar.

https://github.com/stnkl/EverythingToolbar


initially behind this project was a hosting company called Ideal-Hosting UG (haftungsbeschränkt) which then changed its name to IAMONSYS GmbH, and in 2018 ceased to operate.

https://lists.dns-oarc.net/pipermail/dns-operations/2014-Aug...

https://web.archive.org/web/20181229211752/https://iamonsys....

https://german-hoeffner.net/about/projects


Regarding Manifest v3 in Firefox, watch this recent video from the Ad Blocker Dev Summit 2020

"Rob Wu & Philipp Kewisch - The Future of Content Blockers in Firefox - Adblocker Dev Summit 2020"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpDFS-GUytg


(Relevant part is 04:00 - 07:30 )


Microsoft does support Windows 7 through the Extended Security Updates (ESU) program which last utill 2023 and 2024 for the Windows Embedded POSReady 7

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/faq/extended-secu...

Moreover Microsoft just released .NET 5 with Windows 7 support.

https://github.com/dotnet/core/blob/master/release-notes/5.0...


I feel like that answers it's own question.

> The Extended Security Update (ESU) program is a last resort option for customers who need to run certain legacy Microsoft products past the end of support.

Windows 7 is EOL. ESU is meant to run legacy applications for some time after OS EOL. By definition, legacy applications will not use Qt 6.0.


I really like the language Microsoft is using regarding the EOL and ESU things.

I mean when you think about it Microsoft is doing pretty much the same thing during the two periods. It's just that past a certain point they are sure you would have moved on if you could and now they can price gouge you. It's a clever way to do pricing differenciation.


Microsoft would frame it as "after a certain point almost everyone has moved on and they feel safe to EOL it. But for a lot of money you can convince them to still make some updates for another few years".

It's pretty clever no matter how you frame it. Deciders get a clear deadline, but once they inevitably run into the deadline completely unprepared they still have a way to get another three years transition period. Everyone is happy, and MS is a bit richer.


> ESU is meant to run legacy applications for some time after OS EOL

That's not correct, unless you count google chrome (and many other programs) as a legacy application.

https://9to5google.com/2020/11/20/google-chrome-windows-7/


Chrome isn't a legacy app which requires Windows 7 ESU to run.



That discussion was about uMatrix, not uBlock Origin Extra though.


"Opera, Brave, Vivaldi to ignore Chrome's anti-ad-blocker changes, despite shared codebase"

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20137669


NoScript or ηMatrix which is a fork of uMatrix, if you're using pale moon.

https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/ematrix/

https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?p=199714#p199714


> ηMatrix which is a fork of uMatrix, if you're using Pale Moon

Yeah! I switched to ηMatrix year ago without any issues ;)

Pale Moon + µBlock Origin + ηMatrix = <3

For more safe browsing just use Links2.[0]

Links2 is my default browser for the first time visit unknown sites & Pale Moon is my second browser for browse the Web.

Has Firefox too, but I'm using it only for few specific sites.

[0] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16191843


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