When you go to a website, it doesn’t just load the main site, go download an addon like uBlock Origin (I’ve never tried it but read it tremendously more than NoScript) or AdBlockPlus or whatever they are called now.
This will opem your eyes to the monetization of oyr computer data, and now you can go prevent this nonsense and help reduce your electrical use in the process. The names of each website will still need to be dug but at least the scriots won’t load and no other data will be transferred unless those domains are required to view the content you want to see.
Whenever I see threads like this, I never see Firefox’s Multi-Account Containers / Facebook Container mentioned. I use both (although with the correct config, Multi-Account Containers alone should sufice) but is there a reason I don’t see them mentioned more?
One other thing that hasn’t been mentioned yet is uMatrix. An addon by the same person behind uBlock Origin. It’s kind of like NoScript turned up to 11… but it has been deprecated, so I’m trying to move away from it.
Hey if all are looking for more options and want to support EFF’s work and recognition:
If any domain is found on three separate websites, it’s out! For me I think that’s still too much but I think overall it’s a great way to not disrupt website functions and it’s like an automatic version of noscript but only for trackers!
Furthermore, I remember reading that NoScript is EoL as the dev is the same guy from uBlock Origin and the functionality is baked in there already.
I have used both (not simultaneously). uM was a pain in the ass to say the least. But it was a very powerful tool if you devoted a lot of time to it.
NoS is also strong and also requires some interference but not as much as uM.
They are too pro for me. I will stay in the amateur league with ClearURLs, Decentraleyes, Disconnect, NoScript, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, Forget Me Not… Pi-Hole
Yeah, no script is a nice idea, but turns every page into “click no script button, allow scripts” because everything breaks.
uBlock is absolutely required for internet use though. I do have one computer making use of the advanced functionality, where every 3rd party is blocked, and I manually enable just enough to work. A lot of work up front, but after a month I don’t have to do much anymore.
I never used uMatrix, I guess it is quite a bit more granular, per-website, rather than NoScripts, all-or-nothing-for-all-websites approach. Cool stuff, hope the dev has revived interest in this in the future, very interesting.