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uBlock Origin

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uBlock Origin
Original author(s)Raymond Hill (gorhill)
Developer(s)Current:
Raymond Hill
Past:
Deathamns, Chris Aljoudi, Alex Vallat[1]
Initial releaseJune 23, 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-23)[2]
Stable release
1.58.0[3] / 21 May 2024; 5 days ago (21 May 2024)
Repository
Written inJavaScript
Operating systemCross-platform
Available in63[4] languages
TypeBrowser extension
LicenseGPLv3
Websitegithub.com/gorhill/uBlock

uBlock Origin (/ˈjblɒk/ "you-block") is a free and open-source browser extension for filtering content, including ad blocking. The extension is available for Chrome, Chromium, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Pale Moon, as well as versions of Safari prior to 13.[5] uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites and is said to use much less memory than other extensions[6][7] with similar functionality.[8][9]

uBlock Origin's purpose is to give people the ability to enforce their own filters for blocking.[10][11]

uBlock Origin is actively developed and maintained by its creator and lead developer Raymond Hill.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Contributors to gorhill/uBlock". GitHub. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  2. "Changelog for the first versions". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  3. "Release 1.58.0". Retrieved 21 May 2024.
  4. "Completed translations". Crowdin.com. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  5. "uBlock / README.md". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  6. Henry, Alan (January 27, 2015). "uBlock, the Memory-Friendly Ad-Blocker, Is Now Available for Firefox". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  7. Brinkmann, Martin (October 10, 2014). "How to add custom filters to Chrome ad-blocking extension μBlock". Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  8. Schofield, Jack (January 29, 2015). "Are there any trustworthy sources for downloading software?". TheGuardian.com. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  9. Whitwam, Ryan (February 12, 2015). "μBlock aims to block ads without draining system resources". ExtremeTech.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  10. "uBlock". github.com. GitHub. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  11. Gardiner, Michael (November 5, 2015). "Adblock Plus vs. Ghostery vs. Ublock Origin: Not All Adblockers Were Created Equal". International Business Times. Archived from the original on July 22, 2017. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  12. "Contributors to gorhill/uBlock". GitHub. Retrieved 2022-04-25.