This highjack keeps getting better. I think we need to educate more on the correct version.
Oh… wow the fact that uBlock origin’s repository name is basically the same as the scam website doesn’t help matters either.
I doesn’t stop there, the same scammer/individual has an adblocker for iOS as well. Have no idea if it’s any good, or if it’s following his other agendas.
Ed1t: I don’t the necessary knowledge to call this man a scammer, though his actions may suggest it.
I would think it would probably be a bit less likely to track you, just because it’s on Apple’s ecosystem.
I agree with your edit, I probably don’t have the right to call this a scam. Maybe more like taking advantage of the situation?
Ouch, capitalizing on name confusion? That’s not very cool. I wish uBlock origin would do a name change that would keep them from being confused with uBlock.
The irony of course is that uB origin is the “real” product, while just “uBlock” is the alternative that nearly nobody uses.
Wouldn’t the hijacker switch to the new name as well then?
Yeah, but when changing the name uBlock Origin has the chance to also claim all other alternative names as well.
I would not be surprised if that were to happen, now that the highjacker has ramped up his game. Bad losing such revered name.