Decentraleyes 2.0 supports Firefox 57 and above

The developers behind the privacy extension, Decentraleyes, have released version 2.0. Among additional languages and new features, Decentraleyes 2.0 has been fully rewritten to support Firefox 57 and beyond – an issue most Firefox users are concerned about as Firefox 57, which drops support for legacy add-ons, comes hurtling toward us.

For those of you unfamiliar with Decentraleyes, here’s a quick overview of the add-on:

“[Decentraleyes] protects you against tracking through “free”, centralised, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. [It] complements regular content blockers … Websites have increasingly begun to rely much more on large third-parties for content delivery. Cancelling requests for ads or trackers is usually without issue, however blocking actual content, not unexpectedly, breaks pages. The aim of this add-on is to cut-out the middleman by providing lightning speed delivery of local (bundled) files to improve online privacy.”

Additionally, the developers have added an entirely optional graphical user interface. They implemented a toggle to simplify domain whitelist management, and added support for right-to-left, top-to-bottom scripts. There is also an option to disable request metadata sanitation, as well as a feature allowing you to re-enable link prefetching.

Several new languages are now supported with this release including Arabic, Hebrew, Icelandic, Romanian, and Turkish.

As we approach Firefox 57 in mid-October, we should see more add-ons start to lose their legacy tag. Plans to move away from legacy add-ons have been known for a long time now, so developers should be close to reimplementing their add-ons in time for the upcoming release.

Source: Github

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