uBlock Origin thwarts new tracking method, setup required

If you're interested in web privacy, then you need to be running uBlock Origin (uBO) by Raymond Hill and i should point out that the Origin version is the one you want, not one of the many ripoff versions. While many people think of uBO as an ad blocker, it is actually much more than that and this is why i do not recommend any other ad-blocking extension (uBO can be used with uMatrix however). uBlock Origin provides several privacy related settings as well as both static and dynamic filtering of web content which addresses more than just ads.

On the privacy and anti-tracking side, apparently there's a new tracking method being employed by some websites which uses CNAME records and, to my knowledge, uBlock Origin is the only add-on that addresses this method of tracking and, although uBO is available for Chrome, it addresses the new tracking method only for Firefox since the Chrome browsers lack the needed DNS API.

To enable the new CNAME tracking protection in uBlock Origin for Firefox:

  • you must be running at least version 1.24.1 beta of uBO (you may want to wait until 1.24 stable lands at AMO)
  • enable the "I am an advanced user" option
  • click the gear icon next to the the "I am an advanced user" label
  • change the value of cnameAliasList to *

If you were not running uBlock in its advanced mode, you can disable the "I am an advanced user" option and the new setting will still work.

If you run only uMatrix, also by Raymond Hill, without uBlock, it looks like this feature will be added at some point.

For more, see uBlock Origin for Firefox addresses new first-party tracking method at ghacks.net and the Address 1st-party tracker blocking · Issue #780 issue on GitHub.

Article update (minor): Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs

I made a minor update to the Firefox Configuration Guide for Privacy Freaks and Performance Buffs wherein i added the following note regarding the Canvas Blocker extension:

Note: I'm not convinced that Canvas Blocker (should be named Canvas Spoofer because it's it's intended to obfuscate by default) is necessary as long as privacy.resistFingerprinting is enabled (and it is in the 'ghacks' user.js).

One potential issue with not using Canvas Blocker is the JavaScript API, window.name. I'm not sure whether the Firefox pref privacy.resistFingerprinting covers this. I'm trying to find out and will post an update if RFP does not clean window.name.

I also added a note regarding the no-workers: * true setting in uMatrix.

Trump making Israel great again, holohoax training for cops, pilfering bankers – News Bytes – 19-Nov-2019

Trump Goes to Israel: Another Settler from the United States? – American Herald Tribune

At a private gathering last week in which he was wooing potential Orthodox Jewish donors, he responded to a blessing from a rabbi with what he thought to be a joke. Fighting for his political life in the middle of an impeachment process, he observed that if things do no go well in the United States, he could always move to Israel and run for office, saying "if anything happens here, I'm taking a trip over to Israel. I'll be prime minister."

Holocaust Training for American Police, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Jewish groups in the United States are adept at creating mechanisms that benefit themselves and also frequently Israel at the expense of the American taxpayer. The proliferating holocaust museums are a good example, sometimes built by private donations but then paid for and operated by the local government. The national holocaust museum in Washington is, for example, supported by the taxpayer to the tune of $54 million per year. When one considers that the so-called holocaust occurred nearly eighty years ago and did not involve the United States at all, it is a remarkable achievement to so memorialize the claimed uniqueness of Jewish suffering, which then is used to justify other abuses and excuse Israel's ongoing war crimes.

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Given all of that it is perhaps not surprising to learn that policemen in Tampa Florida are now undergoing "holocaust training," sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. Conveniently, there is a holocaust museum located just down the road in St. Petersburg where the first group of officers was taken to be indoctrinated.

The training is mandatory and is reported to be the first in the state of Florida, though more such initiatives will likely be in the pipeline as governor Ron DeSantis has declared himself to be the most pro-Israel head of any state in the U.S.

How banks are used to invade countries | Brasscheck TV

1) find productive countries with foreign exchange surpluses
2) persuade them to open their banking systems
3) lend them tons of money on EZ terms
4) change the deal
5) bankrupt them
6) "bail" them out, and
7) take everything not nailed down as conditions for the bail out

It could be worse. These countries could have ended up like Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, or Syria.

Tyler Kent and the Roosevelt Whistle-blow Job – Taki's Magazine

FDR was secretly conspiring with Churchill to violate U.S. neutrality and accelerate American involvement on behalf of Great Britain. That this coded exchange was going on behind the back of Neville Chamberlain, the head of state (and therefore the man FDR was obligated to deal with), made an already ugly example of collusion even worse. FDR was not only violating the policy of neutrality that had been established by Congress, he was also undermining the democratically elected prime minister of an allied nation. And he did all of this while free-wheeling in his Jazzy Power Chair from one election stop to another promising "again and again and again" to keep the U.S. out of any foreign wars.

The commies are here, the prince of perjury, CIA at Jonestown – News Bytes – 18-Nov-2019

The 7 Stages of the Bolshevik Takeover of America – Forbidden Knowledge TV

Stage One: Intimidation, censorship, political correctness, the total disruption of culture. If they control your words, they then control your thoughts, they then control your actions.

Social Media Censorship Reaches New Heights as Twitter Permanently Bans Dissent

It's an open secret. The deep state is working hand in hand with Silicon Valley social media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Google to control the flow of information. That includes suppressing, censoring and sometimes outright purging dissenting voices – all under the guise of fighting fake news and Russian propaganda.

Greatest Economy Ever: Small Businesses Forced To Use GoFundMe To Stay Solvent | Zero Hedge

While most people think of GoFundMe as a way to raise money for medical debt, funeral costs or small personal items, things have gone so well for our "greatest economy ever" that it is now being used as a tool by small businesses to raise cash.

Body Language – Prince Andrew Interview

Self-proclaimed Guaido Congratulates the New Self-proclaimed in Bolivia: Believe It or Not – Global Research

Today Wednesday, the deputy president of the National Assembly in contempt and "self-proclaimed" Juan Guaidó congratulated the president in charge – and also " self-proclaimed " – of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, after the coup d'etat was consummated in that country and Evo Morales was forced to resign from the presidency.

Shut Down the School of the Americas/ WHINSEC – Global Research

On November 16, 1989, the US-trained and funded Salvadoran Atlacatl Battalion entered the grounds of El Salvador's Central American University (UCA) and brutally murdered six Jesuit priests, sixteen-year-old Celina Ramos, and her mother, Elba Ramos. Nineteen of the twenty-five Atlacatl Battalion soldiers were graduates of the US Army School of the Americas (SOA) — a combat training institution with the ostensible aim of instructing Latin American militaries in control tactics over armed counterinsurgent groups.

We're ALL Being Groomed

"We are ALL Being Groomed" is a video intended for educational purposes regarding the commandeering of human potential–this video covers a summer camp for gifted children, takes a closer look at the famous alumni, who they connected with thereafter, and the effects of these individuals on society.

Feature: Jonestown and Brainwashing | Brasscheck TV

Jim Jones, the leader of the Jonestown cult (i.e. experimental offshore jungle prison camp) was an associate of CIA agent in USAID clothing Dan Mitrione whose life as a torture expert lent out to South American dictatorships was featured in the film "State of Siege."

They were from the same town, they were both in Brazil at the same time, and they both had double lives, posing as one thing (a traffic expert, a religious figure) while being involved in something very different.