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Author Topic: Chinese ad network lists?  (Read 389 times)

Calach Pfeffer

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Chinese ad network lists?
« on: September 14, 2016, 08:45:22 AM »
iPhone 7 is on the way. National Day is here. My isp is inserting ads in http traffic to my phone.

On Android (and probably everything else) you block ads by causing calls to ad networks to be directed to 127.0.0.1. This you do by an appropriate entry in your hosts file. This appropriate entry you can create by yourself if you know the ad network name and/or ip address. Or, you acquire a ready-made hosts files created by thoughtful persons who dislike ads too. (for example).

But... I'm a bit short on hosts lists for Chinese ad networks. There're things the Chinaeasylist for Adblock Plus, but that's not a hosts file. It's an XML for use with Adblock Plus.

Any hosts source lists that would work with AdAway as opposed to AdBlock?
There is little in history to support the proposition that China was indeed the centre of the Asian universe commanding deference among less civilised states around its periphery...

Calach Pfeffer

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Re: Chinese ad network lists?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 01:28:48 AM »
Plausible list:

https://github.com/headingy/adaway_hosts/blob/master/hosts.txt

Two years old. Found it today. Don't know how well it works.



My isp is inserting banners at the bottom of the screen. Tiny pictures that look like a view at the hips of a nice man jerking off (in fact, a view at the hips of a nice man flicking through his stack of dolla dolla bills.)
There is little in history to support the proposition that China was indeed the centre of the Asian universe commanding deference among less civilised states around its periphery...

Calach Pfeffer

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Re: Chinese ad network lists?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 07:27:43 AM »
^ that list might well work well, but it's not blocking the particular banners I'm being gifted with, which are sufficiently annoying I'm currently experimenting with Firefox for Android. Chrome is the better browser but Firefox for Android has Umatrix Origin so....
There is little in history to support the proposition that China was indeed the centre of the Asian universe commanding deference among less civilised states around its periphery...