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Decentraleyes

About this Add-on

Websites have increasingly begun to rely much more on large third-parties for content delivery. Canceling requests for ads or trackers is usually without issue, however blocking actual content, not unexpectedly, breaks pages. The aim of this add-on is to cut-out the middleman by providing lightning speed delivery of local (bundled) files to improve online privacy.

     • Protects privacy by evading large delivery networks that claim to offer free services.
     • Complements regular blockers such as uBlock Origin (recommended), Adblock Plus, et al.
     • Works directly out of the box; absolutely no prior configuration required.

Note: Decentraleyes is no silver bullet, but it does prevent a lot of websites from making you send these kinds of requests. Ultimately, you can make Decentraleyes block requests for any missing CDN resources, too.

Available for Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/decentraleyes/

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/decentraleyes/ldpochfccmkkmhdbclfhpagapcfdljkj

https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/local-cdn/?display=en

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Kudos0

Re: Decentraleyes

Dick Win 10x64 10586 current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Decentraleyes

@K13 

Sounds interesting.  Are you using it and if so how is it working?   I am tempted to add it to Chrome and would appreciate any comments.

TIA

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 62.0.3202.62 | NS 22.11.0.41
Kudos0

Re: Decentraleyes

Hi R_2,

Yep, it's installed in FF and Chrome on all machines and has been for quite a while now.  It works quietly in the background and there is no negative to using it.  The only thing is if you use the HTTPS Everywhere extension in Chrome you need to follow these simple instructions.

https://decentraleyes.org/configure-https-everywhere/

Cheers!

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Decentraleyes

@K13 

Decentraleyes installed.  At the right of the Overview tab in Google webstore it is said that “Complements regular blockers such as ……., Adblock Plus…..” which (ABP) I added to Chrome long ago to my full satisfaction.
One more question about Decentraleyes: in Chrome extensions clicking the Options link this message pops upNot having seen it “at work” yet, at the moment I followed the "when in doubt do without" saying.  Since you instead know this Add-on what do you suggest?  TIA.

As to the HTTPS Everywhere extension, I am not using it at the moment but  it sounds as much interesting so I might add it as well, at a later date. Thanks for the tip! 

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 62.0.3202.62 | NS 22.11.0.41
Kudos1 Stats

Re: Decentraleyes

Hi Rainbow_2,

I leave that setting blank because when we visit certain sites that load resources from a CDN (Content Delivery Network), if Decentraleyes doesn't provide that resource locally (the main job of Decentraleyes) blocking missing resources can partially cripple those websites.  Enabling that option can give you a more private experience at the risk of the previously mentioned website crippling.

I hope that helps.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
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Re: Decentraleyes

Thanks for your further explanation, Krusty13.  I also will leave it blank. Thanks again for your help.

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 62.0.3202.62 | NS 22.11.0.41
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Re: Decentraleyes

Hi @Rainbow_2,

I just remembered that if you block JavaScript in Chrome you need to whitelist the sites listed here  -  https://github.com/Synzvato/decentraleyes/wiki/Frequently-Asked-Questions.  Maybe a good idea to whitelist them in ABP too.

Add the domains ajax.googleapis.com, ajax.aspnetcdn.com, ajax.microsoft.com, cdnjs.cloudflare.com, code.jquery.com, cdn.jsdelivr.net, yandex.st, yastatic.net, libs.baidu.com, lib.sinaapp.com, and upcdn.b0.upaiyun.com to your whitelist.

Cheers.

A little bit of knowledge is... well a little bit of knowledge.
Kudos0

Re: Decentraleyes

Yes, K13, I do have JavaScript blocked by default in Chrome as I allow it only if inevitable especially with new sites or sites I am not familiar with.  I'll have to better understand with more time what it means exactly. In the meantime, thanks for the tip. 

Cheers.

Windows 7 HP SP1 32-bit | Chrome 62.0.3202.62 | NS 22.11.0.41