Policeman 0.7

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forecehh
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Policeman 0.7

Post by forecehh » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:48 am

Policeman 0.7
Policeman is an extension that gives you precise control over what web requests are allowed. Create rules based on domain name and type of resource being requested. It can also be used to improve privacy or block cross-site scripts.
This addon has purpose similar to RequestPolicy and NoScript. It's different from the former in that it supports rules based on content type (for example, you can allow images and styles, but not scripts and frames for some sites) and some other data (it has a mini-language for writing advanced rules). It can also be set up to act as a blacklist, minimizing interference.


its like HTTP Switchboard.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/policeman/
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by Thrawn » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:31 am

Interesting idea. Since I'm already using RP, I'm not sure I'll jump on the bandwagon at this early stage, but it definitely sounds worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by forecehh » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:39 am

its also import RP rule.this helpful
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by barbaz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:30 pm

Thanks forecehh for sharing.

Interesting. Seems it has the potential to make a good replacement for Adblock Plus as a security/privacy tool (as of version 2.6, ABP is no longer reliable enough to be either). I'll check it out later.

EDIT Scratch that, can't try it out myself - turns out it's not compatible with any browsers I can work with, and I don't have time to attempt to port it to PaleMoon or SeaMonkey :(
EDIT2 Well, they made me try Australis again in Bugzilla, and a clean profile doesn't have many of the issues I found before. Think I will try it out in Fx 31 ESR.
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New add-on New contest!

Post by Saad » Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:54 pm

Hi admin,
Please read:
http://www.ghacks.net/2014/10/19/police ... -requests/

you can learn some features.
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by barbaz » Mon Oct 27, 2014 8:51 pm

Testing v0.8 in Fx 33.0.1, this addon works well, does what it says, but feels like a steep learning curve (especially given the unexpectedly restrictive default configuration).
I personally quite like it, I think it has potential to be awesome, but it doesn't seem well suited for the "average user".

MAJOR downside is it's easily detectable by web pages (to the point that web pages could possibly add a lot of garbage on the page only for Policeman users regardless the JS enabled state of the page), so I can't recommend it to others in its current form. Not necessarily true in v 0.19pre1, see below
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by forecehh » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:25 pm

@barbaz
can you send your Thought and how make it Not easily detectable by web pages to developer?
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by barbaz » Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:52 pm

forecehh wrote:@barbaz
can you send your Thought and how make it Not easily detectable by web pages to developer?

Unfortunately not, because I don't have a GitHub account or time to deal with another issue report atm. But if you have a GitHub account, I'll PM you a PoC (and explanation of why it works and some ways to correct that) so you can create an issue report.

(Note: the reason it's detectable is just the result of poor design choice.)
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by forecehh » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:43 pm

thanks pm me.maybe i email to him or create account in github
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by barbaz » Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:41 pm

barbaz wrote:MAJOR downside is it's easily detectable by web pages (to the point that web pages could possibly add a lot of garbage on the page only for Policeman users regardless the JS enabled state of the page), so I can't recommend it to others in its current form.

This has been fixed by version 0.19pre1, however a full fix requires non-default configuration and results in less feedback to the user.
Go to Policeman Preferences > General preferences, un-check everything under "Blocked elements handling"
Enjoy!
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Re: Policeman 0.7

Post by barbaz » Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:30 am

Policeman seems dead:

https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/policeman/versions/
last release January 18, 2015

https://github.com/futpib/policeman/commits/master last updated Jun 11, 2015
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