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Old 25th February 2020
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Exclamation To trust uBlock Origin?

Since recent update uBlock Origin in Firefox asks for 2 new permissions: computer name and IP address.

Info: version 1.25.0 permission request

Dev's explanation - do you trust it?

The question is:
Can uBlock Origin be trusted?
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Old 25th February 2020
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This is one permission, not two.
This permission is related to innovations in ads&tracking industry - see thread "'Unblockable' web trackers emerge".

If you don't trust this extension then fine, uninstall it, but don't spread FUD without evidence. uBlock Origin is widely used open-source extension. Anyone can inspect its source code. Furthermore Any extension can be monitored in Firefox using black box approach: https://malwaretips.com/threads/mozi...80/post-847874
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Where did I say I don't trust it?
I've got a pop-up in firefox, saying:
Code:
uBlock Origin has been updated. (...)
It requires your permission to:
-Access IP address and hostname information
This forum has people with advanced knowledge on this matter, so I'm just asking if this can be trusted.
Don't know what FUD is.
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FUD is an acronym: Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt.
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uBlock Origin can already access everything in all your web pages; if you're hesitant to trust the project then this is the least of your worries.
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