Public Service Announcement:

"uBlock Origin" and "uBlock" are two different privacy plugins for web browsers.

✅ uBlock Origin is the one switching.social recommends

❌ uBlock is NOT recommended

For more information on why they have such similar names but are so different:

reddit.com/r/ublock/comments/3

p.s. Switching.social recommends installing both uBlock Origin and Privacy Badger (eff.org/privacybadger) alongside each other.

#uBlockOrigin #uBlock #µBlock #Privacy #AdBlocking

@switchingsocial
Agreed, that was crappy behaviour from the uBlock maintainer. Are there any technical reasons to prefer uBlock Origin?

@fitheach

Apparently uBlock hasn't been maintained as consistently as uBlock Origin (presumably because uBlock Origin is the original project led by the original developer).

Folgen

@switchingsocial @fitheach In addition development for ublock (not-origin) has stopped a long time until last year it has been aquired by the parent company of adblock who are since distributing software with a completly different codebase than ublock/ublock origin like uBlock-Mac under the branding of ublock:
twitter.com/gorhill/status/101

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@switchingsocial @fitheach See also this thread between the CEO of Adblock and the creator and maintainer of ublock origin:
twitter.com/judemaier/status/1

@lukas
In effect a "trademark" dispute.

Not saying that to belittle the disagreement, trademarks are important.

@switchingsocial

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