Peter Lowe

is creating a blocklist for ads, trackers, spam, and other nasty stuff

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About Peter Lowe

For over 20 years, I have been running a blocklist that includes hostnames and domains used for serving ad content, tracking users, spyware servers, and occasionally malware and other nasty purposes. It can be used to block all these things.

The main page for the list is here:

and the list itself is here:

The list is available in many different formats, for use with lots of different tools. The single biggest use however, is probably as one of the default blocklists used by uBlock Origin.

There are currently around 5-7 million downloads per day of the list. A large portion of these are from a tool called HostsMan, and a huge number are coming from mobile devices - although I'm not sure what tool on a mobile is using the blocklist.

As previously mentioned, I've been maintaining the list for about 20 years now, entirely in my spare time. I have a lot of things I'd like to do related to the list, and have created this Patreon page to see if people are willing to sponsor me to get some of these things done.

Some of the things I'd like to do:

  • multi-blocklist group mailing list
  • update content on homepage
  • process backlog of submissions
  • process backlog of format requests
  • create a directory of blocklists
  • proactive research - checking sites, investigating tracking companies
  • release notifications
  • public stats
  • blocklist entry classifications

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