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Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:28 pm

Metiix is pleased to announce the next release of Blockade. A free DNS based ad blocker for Raspberry Pi, Linux, and Windows.
Among the biggest changes are the additions of a cache server and a block server, as well as the ability to add your own block lists and exclude lists (white lists).
http://www.metiix.com/blockade

Blockade Changelog

[1.2.0] - 2016-03-14
Added
Added configurable history limit.
Added source to all history Lists.
Added version to logs output upon startup.
Added Block Server statistics collection.
Added Block Server query history.
Added ability to enable/disable Block Server.
Added settings under manage dropdown.
Added dashboards menu to navigate through each of the Blockade services
Added ability to traverse sub-domains for blocklist, custom blocklist, external blocklist, exceptions, and external exceptions independently.
Added Cache Server with item list.
Added ability to show/hide querystring for query history of Block Server.
Added memory and CPU stats to about page.
Added main entry page.
Added ability to disable Blocklist
Added ability to use external blocklist and exception files

[*]Changed
Moved ability to toggle services enable/disable to settings.
Services enabled/disabled is now saved in order to live through restarts.
Moved Blockade Dashboard into services menu.
changed domain check to show results for each blocklist and exceptions lists


About Metiix Blockade:
Blockade is DNS based server software designed to block third party tracking software, analytical software, ads and access to sites known to carry malware for all computers and devices on your network that can browse the internet.

A single server software license is all that is needed to protect all of the devices (computers, servers, laptops, Chromebooks, handhelds, smart TVs, tablets, phones) connected on your network and across your WI-FI from internet tracking software and ads.

Load Blockade directly onto any Windows, Linux or Rasberry Pi computer on your network, not currently running DNS services or web services. Blockade keeps advertisements, tracking, and analytical software off of your network.

Blockade will protect you no matter what browser you choose or what device you are on.
Block invasive tracking software and ads from every device on you network.
Greatly improve network performance by stopping unwanted and intrusive traffic on your network.
Shield your privacy from tracking, profiling, and advertising companies and entities.
Protect all of your devices from malware attempts and malicious websites.

http://www.metiix.com/blockade

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:03 pm

Where is the source code? Github repo?

I'm not about to deploy some random binary executable off the net to sit on and inspect all the traffic on my entire network infrastructure.

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:04 pm

Deleted other posts, and locked - No more adverts please. Next one gets deleted and the poster banned.
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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:08 pm

We are not an open source company and we certainly encourage you to check us out completely. Take a look at our company, our customers, and our products, and of course make your own determination. Thanks Steven Bishop, Co-Founder Metiix LLC

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:15 pm

jamesh wrote:Deleted other posts, and locked - No more adverts please. Next one gets deleted and the poster banned.

Why would you block or delete us? I have an email directly from Nicola Early informing me this is the correct forum to post developments or software built for Raspberry.


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Thank you for your interest in Raspberry Pi.

We are not adding to our downloads website at the moment, you’re very welcome to post in the forums (http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:47 pm

sbishop wrote:... Why would you block or delete us? ...
Four cross postings advertising a product is spam which ever way you look at it, and is against the rules.

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:55 pm

clive wrote:
sbishop wrote:... Why would you block or delete us? ...
Four cross postings advertising a product is spam which ever way you look at it, and is against the rules.
Fair enough, that was certainly not to take advantage. Our build is for Raspbian and I wasn't sure to go in the General or the Raspbian. Thanks for the clarification. -Steve

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Re: Metiix Blockade: Free Ad Blocker "new release features"

Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:47 pm

I don't run any software that isn't open source on any of my Linux boxes.
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