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Syndicate0017

macrumors 6502
May 3, 2013
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Similar setup to privoxy. Theoretically they can see all your traffic. I don't know if they will monitor it or not, but it is the inherent risk of using an unknown proxy.
 

-Maxim-

macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2011
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I'm currently using "weblock" which works pretty good. It's basically a proxy you have to set up for each wifi network that reroutes your traffic and filters ads. I know, in theory they can read your traffic. So you have to decide what is more important ;)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weblock-adblock-for-ios/id558818638?mt=8

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Well I just tried it and it appears to work quite well, not sure about the monitoring aspect. Perhaps don't use it for https sites (you should get invalid certificate errors).

from the speedmeup FAQ:
What about HTTPS websites?

SpeedMeUp doesn't deal with HTTPS. So you may see some ads on secured sites.
 

RoboWarriorSr

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2013
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I'm currently using "weblock" which works pretty good. It's basically a proxy you have to set up for each wifi network that reroutes your traffic and filters ads. I know, in theory they can read your traffic. So you have to decide what is more important ;)



https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weblock-adblock-for-ios/id558818638?mt=8

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from the speedmeup FAQ:


Weblock doesn't block App Store redirects and I'm definitely seeing ads passing through. They need to update their blocks.
 

scjr

macrumors 68020
Jan 28, 2013
2,196
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A member here uses his own personal Adblock solution and it works real well.

Click on SETTINGS
Click on WIFI
Click on the I button of your wifi network
Switch HTTP proxy to AUTO
type in http://shion.ca/ios/adblockpub.js

Do this for every unique wifi you connect to.

What it does: uses keywords to forward ads to a blackhole proxy. (google DNS)
Disclaimer: some craigslist ads/kijiji ads *may* get blocked. All you have to do is disable it if you need it.
 

neilmacd

macrumors 6502
Apr 18, 2010
301
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UK
A member here uses his own personal Adblock solution and it works real well.

I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to proxys etc. but is it possible to have that run locally on my own network, that way I'm not running the risk of anyone seeing my traffic?
 

GreyOS

macrumors 68040
Apr 12, 2012
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I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to proxys etc. but is it possible to have that run locally on my own network, that way I'm not running the risk of anyone seeing my traffic?

Yeah you could host that file yourself I guess. The host could modify it at any point I guess
 

neilmacd

macrumors 6502
Apr 18, 2010
301
24
UK
I'd love to be able to have DNSmasq/Pixelserv setup via my mac mini, route all my traffic through that.

But I've no idea how to do it :D

I might try playing around with that script locally, see if I can get a decent solution.
 

jfeathe

macrumors member
Jan 9, 2015
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It's sad users have to search for a workaround to something that should be incredibly easy to implement.

Didn't Apple promise that all App Store redirects were eliminated in iOS 8? If they did, they fell far short of fulfilling that promise...
 

saudor

macrumors 68000
Jul 18, 2011
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I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to proxys etc. but is it possible to have that run locally on my own network, that way I'm not running the risk of anyone seeing my traffic?

I wrote that script but yeah feel free to upload the file to wherever you want and it should still continue to work. Although most servers, if you change something in the file, it wont get reflected immediately (which is a pain if you're tinkering around to block a new ad) so edited the .htaccess to shorten the "cached" time. A nasty workaround is to change the filename

Also, that proxy does run "locally".. it simply tries to connect to a Google DNS to load advertising which is impossible anyways so it just drops the connection. Nothing goes through my servers

Does this block those App Store redirects? Anything to stop those without jailbreaking would be very helpful.

Ive blocked the ones i've encountered so far. Obviously, it's not a complete list but ive been updating it
 

rdowty

macrumors 6502a
Oct 5, 2008
675
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Most of the web sites you visit are ad supported. Effectively you are saying I want to use this web site for free and don't want the provider to get paid. If everyone did this the only sites available would either be online stores or require a subscription.
 

gordon1234

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2010
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Most of the web sites you visit are ad supported. Effectively you are saying I want to use this web site for free and don't want the provider to get paid. If everyone did this the only sites available would either be online stores or require a subscription.


If sites would be ethical in their advertising, I would care about this a lot more. Right now you have sites repeatedly tossing you out of the very site you're trying to access to try to trick you into downloading some stupid game. You have banners that flash and move and try to obscure the content. You have ads that try to pretend to be legitimate parts of the sites like download buttons and the like to try to trick you into clicking on them. Then you just have outright malware. For instance, search on Google for a piece of software to download, something like printer drivers for example. 9 times out of 10 the first result (which is a paid advertisement) will be a link to a malware site that is pretending to be the very drivers you wanted to download. And this is Google, where you would expect to have some reasonable filtration policies when it comes to their advertising.
 
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