It has been two years, seventeen days, three hours and five minutes since I became involved with EasyList by creating an account on the EasyList forums. When I joined, I did not expect that I would ever rise to my present position of lead EasyList and Privacy author, forum administrator …read more
Although all third-party tracking is blocked outright by EasyPrivacy, the subscription's policy is slightly more lenient with first-party tracking, specifying that that items should be blocked only if they "collect a significant amount of personal data". As the wording is ambiguous, I have decided to convey my interpretation of the …read more
- Some websites relating to advertisers and tracking companies (predominantly the former) do not function correctly when EasyList or EasyPrivacy are enabled respectively.
- Some cashback systems do not function correctly when EasyPrivacy is enabled.
- Cashback websites work by either setting a third party cookie or directing people …
There have never previously been formal policies for EasyList and EasyPrivacy, which made it difficult for contributors and, on occasion, authors, to suggest and add filters in a unified manner. This has now changed, with the subscription policies now publicly available on the website. While they may not account for …read more
EasyPrivacy is a comparatively recent subscription in the context of the EasyList project, but it is one that has garnered significant interest recently due to current privacy concerns, which this list of filters was written to address. Yet I had never suspected the possibility of repurposing the subscription not only …read more
There is an almost annual contention over the Wikimedia fundraising banners that appear on websites including the widely visited Wikipedia requesting donations. As it is that time of year again, it appears prudent to formally explain the position of subscriptions towards such items.
EasyList policy dictates that self promotion is …read more