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[Bug-gnuzilla] possibly add Disconnect to gnuzilla/addons.html

From: Ciarán O'Riordan
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] possibly add Disconnect to gnuzilla/addons.html
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:35:05 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)


I found a good free addon that's not on addons.html.  This addon seems to be
a free replacement for Ghostery, so it's quite important (if it's not SaaS).

Name: Disconnect

what it does: blocks third-party thingies on webpages such as trackers,
              facebook buttons, traffic analysis elements, cookies from
              advertisers etc.

Addon's website: https://disconnect.me/

Where the addon can be downloaded: 

Licence: All the .js files have a gplv3 notice at the top, except
content/sitename.js, which is MPL-2.0.

It is SaaS?  I don't think so.  I've read the code but I've never programmed
in javascript, so I can't be sure.

It says it blocks 2,000 trackers, so that list must be on my computer
somewhere when I'm using the addon.  If it's not, then it's on a remote
server and this is SaaS.  The code seems to download this JSON file once a


The contents are encyrpted but the size is about right for a list of 2,000 

The important javascript file seems to be content/services.js

I think it's safe to add to addons.html, but I wanted to pass on the
findings of my minimal investigation in case someone thinks it needs

Ciarán O'Riordan
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