Integrate an ad-blocking system to Station / block ad trackers (uBlock, AdBlock, Ghostery, etc)

Could we have any of the popular (and free, I guess) ad-blocking modules embedded into Station?

Ad Block Pro / uBlock – something of that sort.

Agreed! This is one of the only ways that browsing in Chrome is a better experience. I don’t want to see ads in LinkedIn through Station.

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SUMMARY

As a user I want to be able to install, activate or deactivate ad blockers to surf easily in every app (uBlock, Privacy Badger, SSL everything, etc) so that I can surf and I use without feeling that I am being stalked by companies.

GIVE US CONTEXT (tell us about the current experience)

When I configure a new service, like Gmail, I can see the ads or cookie tracker inside. I would like to not seeing them.

Also I should be able to choose which tabs/apps could disable this blockers, like Google Analytics or other digital marketing tools (adwords, hotjar, etc)

DESCRIBE THE IMPACT (how would it change your experience)

The main advantages for me are:

  • Faster browsing!
  • No annoying ads, cookie trackers or analyzers.
  • Better privacy :slight_smile:
  • Safer browsing while I am in China.

This would really be a slam dunk for station. I would love to see this happen.

If I am logged into a privacy-abusing service like Facebook or Google, can they track my usage in other Station apps?

I would love for a way to load Facebook in an isolated container (sandpit/sandbox) that cannot see beyond that app.

Ideally I’d really like to be able to:

  1. click on a facebook.com link in my main browser or any desktop application
  2. have the URL open in the Facebook app in Station
  3. trust that the Station app is completely isolated from the rest of the system, thereby protecting my privacy

Well, I think I won’t use the Station App anymore as long as there is no ad-blocker… I have a youtube ad every video, ads on instagram, etc… and I don’t have it on my browser…
Why should I use the Station App if I have more ads than on my browser ??