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|Name=uBlock Origin (uBO)
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|Name=µBlock Origin
 
|Short description=A wide-spectrum blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
 
|Short description=A wide-spectrum blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
|Full description='''µBlock Origin''' ('''µBO''', pronounced micro-block origin) is a wide-spectrum blocker for browsers with a simple point-and-click interface to allow users to filter and block server requests, domains, scripts, and more. By default it blocks ads, trackers and malware sites.  
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|Full description=µBlock Origin, stylized uBlock₀ in the program itself, and uBlock0 in the installation filename, is a blocker.
  
Users should note that uBlock Origin and uBlock, while they have some history, are now distinct programs whose code base has diverged form each other for some time, with uBlock Origin being the more actively developed and better maintained of the two.
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Basic [[Icedove]] 38.3.0 support have been added in uBlock Origin 1.2.2b2: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/tag/1.2.2b2.
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==Unique features==
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uBlock Origin have features that currently other blockers lacks:
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* [https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Inline-script-tag-filtering Inline script tag filtering]
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* [https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Quick-guide:-popup-user-interface#no-strict-blocking Default strict blocking]. Completely block blacklisted domains (including popunders).
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==More==
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"uBlock Origin is NOT an "ad blocker": it is a wide-spectrum blocker -- which happens to be able to function as a mere "ad blocker". The default behavior of uBlock Origin when newly installed is to block ads, trackers and malware sites -- through EasyList, EasyPrivacy, Peter Lowe’s ad/tracking/malware servers, various lists of malware sites, and uBlock Origin's own filter lists.
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There is an idea floating around that uBlock Origin is a lesser branch relative to [[uBlock]].
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The current reality is that there are two branches, not an official one and a lesser one. I keep developing my branch the same way and in the same spirit I have since the beginning of uBlock in June 23, 2014, so in substance uBlock Origin is the original uBlock." - [https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/blob/master/README.md Raymond Hill]
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"uBlock Origin is not "based on" uBlock 0.9.5.0 or any version -- the two versions diverged starting at 0.9.3.0. I don't like the word "based on" because from my point of view I have just kept developing it without interruption since June 2014." - [https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/issues/839#issuecomment-148926481 Raymond Hill]
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As of May 2015, "uBlock Origin" continues to be actively developed and maintained by founder and lead developer Raymond Hill, but he has withdrawn his support for "uBlock", citing "serious incompatibilities in the spirit of the project". The "uBlock" version of the software has seen little development since.
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The project specifically refuses donations.
 
|Homepage URL=https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
 
|Homepage URL=https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
|Is High Priority Project=Yes
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|Extension of=IceCat, Icedove
|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock.git
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|VCS checkout command=git clone https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
 
|Computer languages=JavaScript
 
|Computer languages=JavaScript
|Documentation note="uBlock" is prefered search term for most users which won't find "µBlock" (note the µ). Therefore we use "uBlock Origin" in the Name field.
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|Related projects=uBlock, uMatrix
 
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|Version identifier=1.3.0
The Debian package is: ublock-origin
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|Version date=2015/10/19
|Decommissioned/Obsolete=No
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|Version status=stable
|Related projects=UBlock Origin Extra, uMatrix
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|Version download=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/607454/addon-607454-latest.xpi
|Version identifier=1.14.4
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|Version comment=This add-on has not been reviewed by Mozilla.
|Version date=2017/09/01
 
|Version status=mature
 
|Version download=https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/ublock-origin/addon-607454-latest.xpi
 
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
 
|Last review by=David Hedlund
|Last review date=2017/09/02
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|Last review date=2015/10/20
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|Submitted by=David Hedlund
 
|Submitted date=2015/04/26
 
|Submitted date=2015/04/26
|Extension of=IceCat, Iridium Browser
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|Status=
|Accepts cryptocurrency donations=No
 
|Test entry=No
 
 
|Is GNU=No
 
|Is GNU=No
 
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|License verified by=David Hedlund
 
|License verified by=David Hedlund
 
|License verified date=2015/10/20
 
|License verified date=2015/10/20
|License note=https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/blob/master/LICENSE.txt Addendum: "Some of the 3rd-party filters (simple data files) in this software are under non-free licenses. However, it is not clear that the works in question are actually subject to copyright or that the licensing terms could apply. As such, we urge you to use redistribute those filters with caution that someone may try to claim copyright on the works." - Joshua Gay, Licensing & Compliance Manager, Free Software Foundation - https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Filter-list-licenses
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|License note=https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/blob/master/LICENSE.txt Addendum: Some of the 3rd-party filters (simple data files) in this software are under non-free licenses. However, it is not clear that the works in question are actually subject to copyright or that the licensing terms could apply. As such, we urge you to use redistribute those filters with caution that someone may try to claim copyright on the works.
 
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|Programming-language=javascript
 
|Programming-language=javascript
 
|Runs-on=Windows, BSD, OS X, Android, GNU/Linux
 
|Runs-on=Windows, BSD, OS X, Android, GNU/Linux
|Security=firewall, internet
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|Security=internet
|System-administration=monitor
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|Use=internet-application
|Use=internet-application, security
 
|Works-with=html
 
 
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Revision as of 05:53, 21 October 2015

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uBlock Origin (uBO)

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock
A wide-spectrum blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.

µBlock Origin (µBO, pronounced micro-block origin) is a wide-spectrum blocker for browsers with a simple point-and-click interface to allow users to filter and block server requests, domains, scripts, and more. By default it blocks ads, trackers and malware sites.

Users should note that uBlock Origin and uBlock, while they have some history, are now distinct programs whose code base has diverged form each other for some time, with uBlock Origin being the more actively developed and better maintained of the two.

Documentation

"uBlock" is prefered search term for most users which won't find "µBlock" (note the µ). Therefore we use "uBlock Origin" in the Name field.

The Debian package is: ublock-origin

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https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/blob/master/LICENSE.txt Addendum: "Some of the 3rd-party filters (simple data files) in this software are under non-free licenses. However, it is not clear that the works in question are actually subject to copyright or that the licensing terms could apply. As such, we urge you to use redistribute those filters with caution that someone may try to claim copyright on the works." - Joshua Gay, Licensing & Compliance Manager, Free Software Foundation - https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Filter-list-licenses




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