Ping tracking disable

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Anonymosity
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Ping tracking disable

Post by Anonymosity » Sat May 11, 2019 1:46 pm

I just heard a rumour that Chrome will remove the experimental setting that can disable ping tracking. I suspect this is likely to happen to Slimjet as well. Is there any way to force disabling ping tracking for hyperlinks? Is the only solution to add a partial URL into My Filters in uBlock Origin? Would "*ping=*" do the trick?

Tweakerz
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Re: Ping tracking disable

Post by Tweakerz » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:20 pm

Anonymosity wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 1:46 pm
I just heard a rumour that Chrome will remove the experimental setting that can disable ping tracking. I suspect this is likely to happen to Slimjet as well. Is there any way to force disabling ping tracking for hyperlinks? Is the only solution to add a partial URL into My Filters in uBlock Origin? Would "*ping=*" do the trick?

Looks like just selecting the option (check the box) in uBlock is all you need to do, no additional filtering required.

https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/ ... k-auditing

Anonymosity
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Re: Ping tracking disable

Post by Anonymosity » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:18 am

And it is checked already. Great!

Tweakerz
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Re: Ping tracking disable

Post by Tweakerz » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:44 pm

Anonymosity wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:18 am
And it is checked already. Great!
Great indeed. 👍😎

slimjetter
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Re: Is Ping tracking disabled by default?

Post by slimjetter » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 pm

So with the latest update to ver 23 SJ is now on Chrome 74 with no way to disable ping tracking/auditing? I checked ver 22 chrome://flags and disabled it two months ago but am hesitant to update to ver 23 of SJ if there's no way to disable this blatant privacy exploit being employed by Google/Chrome clones (and now FireFox also).

What to do? Can SJ's developer stick this option back in and disable it by default? Please? :x :?

More backgound - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... vacy-risk/

Tweakerz
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Re: Is Ping tracking disabled by default?

Post by Tweakerz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:06 pm

slimjetter wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:59 pm
So with the latest update to ver 23 SJ is now on Chrome 74 with no way to disable ping tracking/auditing? I checked ver 22 chrome://flags and disabled it two months ago but am hesitant to update to ver 23 of SJ if there's no way to disable this blatant privacy exploit being employed by Google/Chrome clones (and now FireFox also).

What to do? Can SJ's developer stick this option back in and disable it by default? Please? :x :?

More backgound - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... vacy-risk/
There are some blocking options though I think none specific to what you are referring to and while I am no one to say they cannot or will not add it back I think it highly unlikely they would do such a thing once it is removed from the core code (I suppose that'd be the correct term).

Perhaps the uBlock option discussed above would suffice for you as well?

slimjetter
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Re: Ping tracking disable

Post by slimjetter » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:37 pm

Thanks. Yes I use UBO on both SJ and FF and its set to block ping tracking by default. Bleepin' Computer also followed up with a piece to add ping block extensions - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... xtensions/

But my question still stands since SJ touts its privacy safeguards..... So far Brave browser is the only that says it'll be disabled by default going forward.

Tweakerz
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Re: Ping tracking disable

Post by Tweakerz » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:42 pm

slimjetter wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:37 pm
Thanks. Yes I use UBO on both SJ and FF and its set to block ping tracking by default. Bleepin' Computer also followed up with a piece to add ping block extensions - https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/s ... xtensions/

But my question still stands since SJ touts its privacy safeguards..... So far Brave browser is the only that says it'll be disabled by default going forward.
Right on and thanks for the link.

I've seen talk of Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave seeming to work around some of the recent changes being made (not specifically ping tracking), no clue about the plans for SlimJet.

This is a screenshot of what is available in the most recent SlimJet release in case it is helpful to you. http://i66.tinypic.com/2u96fsg.jpg
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