Lately, I've been trying to figure out HTTP Headers and their relationship to privacy/tracking, the new DOM entries I see everywhere, which seem to be making a lot of people a little creeped out, and now, yet another thing I've never thought about, CDN services used as trackers and fingerprint services. One semi-popular plugin for firefox called Decentraleyes claims to address the latter.
• Protects privacy by evading large delivery networks that claim to offer free services.
• Complements regular blockers such as uBlock Origin (recommended), Adblock Plus, et al.
• Works directly out of the box; absolutely no prior configuration required.
I went to the decentraleyes test url with NoScript installed. Obviously, it blocks the test. Out of curiousity, I ran the test with permissions enabled.
I failed, I was "unprotected." After reading this FAQ:
https://github.com/Synzvato/decentraley ... -Questions
I am now uncertain if I should be going through the trouble of learning how to juggle yet another plugin. Does NoScript or Ublock Origin address this dev's claims, how much of an issue is this? The plugin claims to "work with" NS and many others, but it requires a lot more fiddling with settings, and I spend lots of time doing this already.
Also, I wanted to say thank Giorgio and all the other people who work on this project for all that you've done. After I was very terribly hacked, there were few places that felt like "lighthouses" where I could regain some confidence and help.