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Comment: Re:Firefox for Android FTW (Score 1) 188

by thejynxed (#49136603) Attached to: Google Now Automatically Converts Flash Ads To HTML5

Try AdFree, AdAway, or minminguard (an Xposed module).

I believe the first two require full root, the module works with either temproot or full root.

Minminguard blocks the API calls in apps directly, so they can't even call for the ad download (thus no ads get downloaded period).

AdFree and AdAway work with the HOSTs file, so it is also recommended to have a HOSTs editor of some sort if you need to manually make adjustments.

I use AdFree and see very minimal amount of adverts - on the mobile version of Slashdot for instance, I only get the static ads in between the post and the comments section, and none of the annoying, moving, flashy, sound-filled ads.

Comment: Re:Better a horse in the race... (Score 1) 437

by thejynxed (#48728569) Attached to: Netflix Cracks Down On VPN and Proxy "Pirates"

I've found that on any flavor of Unix-like OSes (that aren't on mobile devices), that the only semi-reliable way to get Amazon Instant Video to work properly is to use the nVidia binary-blob over any of the other open drivers, unfortunately. I believe there are still proprietary licensing issues when it comes to the open AMD and Intel drivers that cause HDCP to go wonky at times due to the "incomplete" way it had to be implemented.

Your mileage may vary of course, but at least on the hardware that resides in my home, this is and has been the case for several years now.

Comment: Re:if not collecting the data (Score 0) 75

by thejynxed (#48693259) Attached to: Apple Pay For the UK

Total sale amount, tax amount, location, time of day,other telemetry data, age of purchaser, name of purchaser, address of purchaser, address of the location, etc of the shop where the purchase was made, and of course Apple's own cut of the deal. There's probably more involving the back end of your banking facility, such as which bank and/or account was used to make the purchase during the transaction.

That's what I can think of off of the top of my head.

Comment: Re: Again... (Score 1) 278

by thejynxed (#48686455) Attached to: Snowden Documents Show How Well NSA Codebreakers Can Pry

They don't even need to do that. All they need to do, is get together with their counterparts in the CIA, FBI, etc, decide exactly what they need and want to happen, then take it to the Congressional Intelligence and related committees to make it happen.

We've already seen at least the FBI chirping in on this with commentary about Apple/Google and their upcoming mandatory default encryption on phones.

Comment: Re:Adblock is doing something right (Score 1) 699

by thejynxed (#48551359) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

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1,670,489 in total

Mind you, this is a fresh installation of ABP for Chrome, essentially. Only one month old. On my venerable Firefox installation, I am over 20 million ads blocked. I also use a HOSTS file, so there's quite a bit filtered at the gate so to speak.

I block any and all ads, I don't care what site it is. Too many incidences of malware infestations and remote pwning via malicious scripts in ads for me to make any other choice.

Even bytes get lonely for a little bit.