“Better Blocker is a no-bullshit tracker blocker Laura and I built because we wanted an easy-to-use tracker blocker that wasn’t funded by or working for the adtech industry…”Read the full post on Aral’s website
Fix: pinterest.com login (see issue)
New: protects against sites that capture information autofilled by your password manager. Added rules for the two trackers responsible, Adthink (audienceinsights.net) and OnAudience (behavioralengine.com), as detailed in this Princeton research article: No boundaries for user identities: Web trackers exploit browser login managers.
Fix: sites using Bing Maps now display maps correctly (cookies are still blocked) (see commit for issues)
Fix: fortune.com no longer has large gaps where ad tech was previously (see issue)
Fix: TownNews.com affiliates now display correctly (see issue)
Fix: theargus.co.uk (see issue)
Fix: accounts.adobe.com (see issue)
Fix: TMZ.com (see issue)
A big thank-you to long-term Ind.ie supporter Anselm Hannemann for our first community contribution to Better’s tracker database.
Thanks to Anselm, we are now blocking new trackers from Yahoo (yieldmanager.com and yieldmanager.net), AppNexus (yieldoptimizer.com), Polar Mobile (bf-ad.net) as well as Yieldify, Yieldmo, YieldLab AG, Roq.ad Gmbh, and Yield Partners International B.V.
Anselm found the trackers on Focus Online.
Bing Maps embeds now display correctly.
We dressed up as Google for Halloween because we think that tracking everything you do across the web (which is how Google makes money) is really scary.
Added kixer.com to block list.
Better is now available on macOS Sierra and El Capitan (Safari 10 is required for El Capitan).
Our second major content update turns the spotlight onto the publishing industry – or, more precisely, on what it has become: the behavioural advertising industry. We ask, ‘is the free press dead?’
Fixed post-block reading experience on The Guardian.
Better Safari Extension released for download from the Better site. (Note: The Safari Extension is now depracated. Development for macOS has moved to the Better Mac App.)
The latest Better for iPhone and iPad update reduces size of the app considerably, fixes a start-up crash that some people were experiencing on first load, and comes packaged with the latest block rules (please remember to launch the app after you install the update to get the latest content).
Major update to how we’re handling Google. Much more granular block rules. Fixes Google Maps embeds & Recaptcha.
Blocking rules now more specific. Fixed Google images, eBay images issues. Better performance.
Blocking flite.com (full-screen video doorslam).
Fixed yimg tracker blocking Yahoo properties.
Fixed Facebook image uploads.
Fixed Twitter logins, now blocking Google AdSense on StartPage.com.
After eight months of work, we launched Better for iPhone and iPad.