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Offline polonus

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Who will use AdGuard DNS to block ads in the future?
« on: June 06, 2019, 07:41:33 PM »
Re: https://adguard.com/en/adguard-dns/overview.html

This in the light of recent developments in Google chrome that will hinder adblockers to quite an extent.
They will set the extension standards, and there seems no way around old monopolist Google's.

Read: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=896897&desc=2#c23

When users on VPN start to use: https://restoreprivacy.com/eblocker-review/ and block on system-level,
is worse and then Google has lost such users for ads completely, but it will cost you 200 bucks,
so pi-hole is a cheaper free alternative to do the same.

See ad-blocker efficiency comparison: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/uBlock-vs.-ABP:-efficiency-compared

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« Last Edit: June 06, 2019, 07:50:55 PM by polonus »
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Re: Who will use AdGuard DNS to block ads in the future?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 08:34:46 PM »
A look at AdGuard DNS  https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/31/a-look-at-adguard-dns/



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Russian company AdGuard is best known for its (paid) ad-blocking solution. The DNS server is free of charge and can be used by anyone.

Some users may not want to send their entire DNS traffic to a Russian company; others may distrust Google or Cloudflare, or their ISP. Those who want to be in control may want to take a look at Pi Hole instead, a local solution based on Raspberry Pi devices.





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Re: Who will use AdGuard DNS to block ads in the future?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 08:38:21 PM »
A review of Pi-Hole ad blocker after using for a week  https://codehealthy.com/pi-hole/

https://www.troyhunt.com/mmm-pi-hole/


« Last Edit: June 06, 2019, 08:41:49 PM by Pondus »

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Re: Who will use AdGuard DNS to block ads in the future?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 08:50:32 PM »
A look at AdGuard DNS  https://www.ghacks.net/2018/12/31/a-look-at-adguard-dns/



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Russian company AdGuard is best known for its (paid) ad-blocking solution. The DNS server is free of charge and can be used by anyone.

Some users may not want to send their entire DNS traffic to a Russian company; others may distrust Google or Cloudflare, or their ISP. Those who want to be in control may want to take a look at Pi Hole instead, a local solution based on Raspberry Pi devices.

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I would be one of those "users"  ;)

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Re: Who will use AdGuard DNS to block ads in the future?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 11:10:49 PM »
Adguard also offers self-hosting software like PiHole: Adguard Home ( https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdGuardHome )