Workshop: Filterlust - Discover the Filter List Community
Learn about the unsung heroes of ad blocking - the Open Source filter list community.
It is huge and international, and without people contributing filters all day long, the would be no ad, malware, or tracker blocked.
My talk also covers how to write a filter set up your own filter list.
Open Source software is common sense and widespread. A bit more off the public radar are Open Source communities that do not specifically provide software.
The filter list community is one of these. It is huge, active, organized, and international, and without people contributing filters all day long, the would be no ad, malware, or tracker blocked.
My talk introduces this community, explains how they integrate with browsers and browser extensions, and how filter list authoring works.
You will also learn how to write a filter yourself and set up your own filter list.