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Issue #1101

add tracking and privacy filters to the browser directly

Added by Robert Schultz almost 6 years ago. Updated almost 6 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
-
Target version:
Start date:
11/25/2014
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
Resolution:
wontfix
Device:
Grant:

Description

This is related to the android browser. I was wondering if you could add a block list to src/com/android/browser/Tab.java to avoid tracking. Please see the attached patch.

I must admit I am not a professional programmer, so apologies if it looks terrible. I adapted it from MIT license code http://git.io/Z0wgnQ (where the list of domains are loaded from XML array from src/res/xml). Perhaps you can make this better!

This block list can also be obtained from disconnect addon blacklist http://git.io/zUuHHA. It is sure that this list may block some websites from loading. There may be a menu item or tickbox added to temporarily bye pass blocking in advanced settings (if needed).

Many thanks for your great work!


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tab.patch (1.36 KB) tab.patch Robert Schultz, 11/25/2014 04:54 PM
#1

Updated by Paul Kocialkowski almost 6 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

This looks like a terrible idea, the browser shouldn't decide what content to show or not show, unless the user clearly decided so. There are already ad block proxies that could be used to block such things. In any case, I don't want the default browser to make any volunteer alteration to the content it receives.

#2

Updated by Paul Kocialkowski almost 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 21 to Any version

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