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

From: Jeffrey 'jf' Lim
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] possibly add Disconnect to gnuzilla/addons.html
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:34:02 +0800

I actually know the folks at disconnect. I can get an official reply from them if you'd like.


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On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM, Ciarán O'Riordan <address@hidden> wrote:


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: https://addons.mozilla.org/downloads/latest/disconnect

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 domains.

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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