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Privoxy 3.0.0 (stable)



Announcing Privoxy v.3.0.0.

This is the first ever "stable" release of Privoxy, the privacy
enhancing proxy.

Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for
protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies,
controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other
obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and
can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has
application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks.

Privoxy is based on Internet Junkbuster (tm).

In addition to the traditional features of Internet Junkbuster, such
as ad and banner blocking, cookie management/protection, and HTTP
header manipulation, Privoxy adds many enhancements, and new features
in the same vein.

  * Integrated browser based configuration and control utility at
    http://config.privoxy.org/ (shortcut: http://p.p/). Browser-based 
    tracing of rule and filter effects. Remote toggling.
   
  * Web page content filtering (removes banners based on size,
    invisible "web-bugs", JavaScript and HTML annoyances, pop-up 
    windows, etc.)
   
  * Modularized configuration that allows for standard settings and
    user settings to reside in separate files, so that installing 
    updated actions files won't overwrite individual user settings.
   
  * HTTP/1.1 compliant (but not all optional 1.1 features are
    supported).
   
  * Support for Perl Compatible Regular Expressions in the
    configuration files, and generally a more sophisticated and
    flexible configuration syntax over previous versions.
   
  * Improved cookie management features (e.g. session based cookies).
   
  * GIF de-animation.
   
  * Bypass many click-tracking scripts (avoids script redirection).
   
  * Multi-threaded (POSIX and native threads).
   
  * User-customizable HTML templates for all proxy-generated pages
    (e.g. "blocked" page).
   
  * Auto-detection and re-reading of config file changes.
   
  * Improved signal handling, and a true daemon mode (Unix).
   
  * Every feature now controllable on a per-site or per-location
    basis, configuration more powerful and versatile over-all.
   
  * Many smaller new features added, limitations and bugs removed, and
    security holes fixed.
   


Download location: 
   http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=11118
 

Home Page: 
   http://www.privoxy.org/
 

-- 
 Privoxy Developers <developers privoxy org>
 





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