This article on Wired.com made me a little curious so, I decided to take a closer look on that add-on they talk about.
 
It works really simple, but has some nasty ads build in that contradict the fundamental idea of free software. There are also some security concerns from people claiming this to be a honeypot since the add-on redirects domains that got seized by the DHS for unlawful distribution of copyrighted material. The original add-on displays an ad-page every once in a while before redirecting to the target site. This way the redirecting page with the ads on can track who tries to access which site and when. However, the redirect-list is rather small, yet.
 
Now what I did is, I removed the preceding ad-page redirecting the user straight to the real target site (fixed some other bugs, too). Also I set up my own redirect-lists on my site and I guarantee that as long as I own this site the add-on will stay free of ads and I won’t track anything since I just don’t give a flying fuck who accesses these lists. :P
 
Take care and enjoy!



  • About

    Destabilizing cishetero amatonormativity. Providing disruption as a service. Once you know the way, you see it in all things. Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going. Also we never asked for this. I̸͝t̸̑ ̵̽i̷͗s̶͐ ̵͝a̶͒l̷ ͍r̷ ̗͕e̵͑a̶͌d̸̄y̷̚ ̶̀ ͓͑t̷̚ô̶o̸ ̥ ̶́ ̡l̷͝a̶̽t̵͒ė̶.̸ ̋͑

  • Got something interesting?

    You think you got something which should be on this site? Then contact us. You want something removed from this site, because you think it should not be here? Then go fuck yourself. This is a free website. Free as in freedom. It tolerates every opinion from everyone. However, it does not tolerate things which are illegal according to the Swiss legislation.

  • Disclaimer

    We cannot be held responsible for any kind of direct, indirect or consequential damages caused by the stuff and or opinions we provide here. Use this on your own risk. Don’t blame us if something goes wrong or totally messes up your machine, your life or whatever. If this is unacceptable for you then go away and never come back again. Thank you!