Adblock Plus and (a little) more

Filter list downloads require HTTPS now · 2019-05-24 04:00 by Manish Jethani

Starting with Adblock Plus 3.6 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera (and development builds as of 3.5.2.2320), the extension will no longer download filter lists over unencrypted HTTP (core#5). Any existing subscriptions with http:// URLs will stop syncing. If you are a filter list maintainer affected by this change, you can migrate any of your current subscribers over in a few simple steps.

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Removed support for the $collapse and $object-subrequest filter options · 2019-05-15 04:00 by Sebastian Noack

Starting with Adblock Plus 3.6 (and development builds as of 3.5.2.2320), filters using the $collapse or $object-subrequest filter options will become invalid and have no effect. We advise filter list authors to update their filter lists, removing any $collapse filter option and replacing any $object-subrequest filter option with the $object filter option.

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Adblock Plus 2.0.6 for Safari released · 2019-05-13 15:02 by Dean Murphy

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In this update we have updated the filter lists.

Changes

  • Updated filter lists

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Adblock Plus 2.0.5 for Safari released · 2019-04-23 11:59 by Dean Murphy

ABP for Safari Update 2.0.5
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In this update we have improved the speed and performance issues that were affecting some websites.

Changes

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes for filter lists

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Adblock Plus 3.5.2 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-04-20 00:00 by Manish Jethani

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Changes

  • The $rewrite filter option now works for internal redirects only (core#4).
  • Worked around an issue due to missing browser.storage.onChanged events in Firefox 66 (Firefox bug #1541449) causing the options page to not respond to some preference changes (issue 7430).

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Adblock Plus 3.5.1 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-04-04 01:00 by Andrea Giammarchi

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Changes

  • Added strip-fetch-query-parameter snippet to exclude undesired query string parameters from fetch operations (issue 7294).
  • The abort-current-inline-script snippet now works with properties that are functions (issue 7356).
  • The abort-on-property-read, abort-on-property-write and abort-current-inline-script snippets now work with sub-properties (issue 7236).
  • Fixed whitelisting of content within <iframe srcdoc> elements (issue 7305).

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Adblock Plus 3.5 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-03-13 04:00 by Manish Jethani

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This release comes with significant performance improvements, enhanced support for the $rewrite and $csp filter options, and a new Korean filter list.

Changes

  • Overall CPU usage is down by ~60% since the last release:
    • Blocking of network requests is now 5 times as fast on average (issues 6994, 7003, 7052, 7089, 7208, 7209, 7232, 7245, 7250 and 7265).
    • Generation of the CSS style sheet for a document is now more than 10 times as fast on average and more than 1,000 times as fast for domains not occurring in any of the user’s filter list subscriptions (i.e. most domains) (issues 6956, 6957, 6989, 6997, 6999 and 7244).
    • Extension badge updates to indicate the number of ads blocked are now at least 5-10% more efficient (issues 7253 and 7257).
  • The $rewrite filter option can now take a value of the format abp-resource:<name> where <name> is the name of a built-in resource (issue 7067).
  • If there are multiple filters with the $csp option that match a URL, now all corresponding CSP headers are injected into the document (issues 7179 and 7243).
  • Added a new Korean filter list (issue 7235).
  • Fixed: Domain-based whitelisting did not work in data: URI frames (issue 6953).
  • Fixed: Element collapsing style sheets could linger after the frame was destroyed (issue 7104).
  • Fixed: Critical notification animation did not stop when dismissed (issue 7077).

Chrome/Opera-only changes

  • Stopped using Shadow DOM v0 on older versions of Chromium that do not support user style sheets (issue 6998).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option disappeared after initial use (issue 6948).

Firefox-only changes

  • Fixed: The “Block element” context menu option sometimes did not work on first use (issue 6493).
  • Fixed: The “Block element” option did not appear in the extension popup for some websites (issue 5938).

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Adblock Plus 2.0.4 for Safari released · 2019-02-19 09:57 by Dean Murphy


Install Adblock Plus 2.0.4 for Safari

In this update we have fixed the speed and performance issues that were present in the previous version.

Changes

  • Performance improvements and bug fixes for filter lists
  • Upgraded whitelist mechanism to work with new filter lists

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Regarding recent news · 2019-01-24 17:30 by Tom Woolford

Adblock Plus responds to recent news coverage.

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Adblock Plus 3.4.3 for Chrome, Firefox and Opera released · 2019-01-23 04:00 by Sebastian Noack

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Changes

  • Added the new abort-current-inline-script snippet for terminating inline scripts containing a given pattern (issue 7141).
  • Added the new abort-on-property-write snippet for terminating scripts that assign a value to a given property (issue 7207).
  • Changed name to “Adblock Plus – free ad blocker” (issue 7219).
  • Worked around an issue that caused Firefox to run out of memory and crash (issue 7210).
  • Provided the ABPIndo filter list to Malaysian users (issue 7158).

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