noscript.net : Reduce your data guzzling

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There’s a great little free add-in for Firefox called noscript  . Download it from there.

It blocks Javascript download and execution. After you download it, you get a small icon near the address bar of your Firefox like demonstrated here in a typical surfing session.

noscript

By default it disallows Javascript execution – this removes nearly all data-hogging advertisements. You can allow more or less restricted Javascript execution for individual websites though. Just click on the icon and choose what you need.

I do not want to discourage Javascript use; I will demonstrate in future posts what AWESOME things you can do with it – even when you are NOT a web publisher.

But sometimes the ads just get in the way or simply hog your bandwidth. In my personal use case, I am on a 2 GB/month limited mobile data plan whenever I leave my lair – which I…

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