Privacy and control via proxy

Let me give you the payoff first and then the background. Proxomitron has been sold and the free version is no longer being developed. Alternatives? Supposedly privoxy is one and Internet Junkbuster is another. As I find others that are (nearly) as as capable I’ll post them.
OK, now for those that aren’t familiar with the particulars, here’s some background. Scott, Proxomitron’s developer, finally had enough of the whining and kvetching on the the Yahoo! Group and decided to pack it in (see the group for details). Proxo, as it’s known to its friends, has been around for quite a few years and is known as one of the most powerful and configurable filters/proxies around. With it you can literally rewrite entire pages, adding, removing or changing it as you deem necessary. This power allows you to selectively block ads, cookies, manage privacy and a bunch of other things including adding your own decorations if you want. It requires a bit of knowledge to set up, though, because it’s configured by editing text filter files which are applied to your browser’s data stream. There’s LOTS of help on the group as well as a bunch of filters that you can download.
OK, now for those that aren’t familiar with the particulars, here’s some background. Scott, Proxomitron’s developer, finally had enough of the whining and kvetching on the the Yahoo! Group and decided to pack it in (see the group for details). Proxo, as it’s known to its friends, has been around for quite a few years and is known as one of the most powerful and configurable filters/proxies around. With it you can literally rewrite entire pages, adding, removing or changing it as you deem necessary. This power allows you to selectively block ads, cookies, manage privacy and a bunch of other things including adding your own decorations if you want. It requires a bit of knowledge to set up, though, because it’s configured by editing text filter files which are applied to your browser’s data stream. There’s LOTS of help on the group as well as a bunch of filters that you can download.

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