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Clueless about state cookies. Detection failure prevents a  log in to a streaming media site (Thirteen/PBS). I've tried clearing cache and cookies, using Firefox and Edge, same result.

There's not much online about this problem or solution, and what I do read is technically beyond me.

Some redundancy with files; text and regular visuals for those who don't like text.

Thanks for your infinite patience.

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Trying to sign into a streaming site-Thirteen.

uBlock and Cookie Auto delete are apparently causing problems??????

In Cookie Auto delete, I've whitelisted Thirteen.org and all variations

I've whitelisted google.com and all variations with RESERVATIONS because Hey! You never know.

Unfortunately, using a Google email sign in.

Those actions almost get me farther than yesterday. This caused me to believe I'm on the right track.

Now I get "successful log in" followed by OOPS, something went wrong.

Perhaps I have to go into UBlock and add something? But exactly what? as above the host says; social.publicmediasignin.org or maybe thirteen.org?

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, NewTricks said:

Unfortunately, using a Google email sign in.

 

When you say a Google sign-in do you mean via Google login via a share or they allow you to use ANY email address you want in order to log in?

If you're not able to use any email address to sign in then do yourself a favor and find another site. It is my professional opinion that one should never use any of those type of single-sign-on methods.

Sooner or later if this is compromised you will regret it.

I have been doing computer support for thirty years and have never used the shared sign on. There simply isn't enough value to compromise security for me.

 

Go to your extensions in the browser and temporarily disable all of them. Then see if it works. If not then it's something on their end and I would go change my password with Google and never visit the site again if it were me.

 

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1 hour ago, AdvancedSetup said:

via Google login

Yes.

 

1 hour ago, AdvancedSetup said:

isn't enough value to compromise security

True. The convenience habit is hard to break, but the regret resulting from those choices is even harder and lasts longer. 

I added social.publicmediasignin.org at #10 and that was the key. Now that I have access I can start the process of disabling my Google sign in and changing my password. 

I'm going to remove those whitelisted google sites as well.

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Sorry for hijacking this thread with my less-than-helpful "advice"

Tip: If you are trying to figure out if uBlock Origin is causing an issue, it has a logger which can be really helpful (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/The-logger). Also, try updating your filters before testing to see if that's the issue (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/Dashboard:-Filter-lists#purge-all-caches), and make sure you don't have any non-default filters.

Hope that is more help than harm.

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Hi @sp123

You are welcome to comment, I do not consider it a hijack-unless you posted a picture of your cat or dog 😉

10 minutes ago, sp123 said:

Hope that is more help than harm

Definitely helpful, feel free to educate me. Thank you for these links.  I did peek at the logger, but backed away until I get a kindergartner's competency level. Today is the first time I've ever gone behind the curtain with either uBlock or Cookie-Autodelete. I've had them about a week or less and saw the update function too.

I know most people here are well versed in the basics. I started out with updates and cleanup a couple months ago, after that most people leave with their problems being solved.
It seemed like a friendly place so I stuck around. The user name was chosen for a reason, not just a reference to a BBC series.

If you're familiar with uBlock  perhaps we can continue this and you can answer questions as they come up.

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If you/AdvancedSetup are ok, I'd love to help. I'm no uBo expert, but I do know a bit. Not sure if there's a great way to do it without cluttering the thread, but you can post the content of the logger (if you are ok with that) and I can look at it.

How to export: https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/wiki/The-logger#export-dialog

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I'm OK with it. Don't know about @AdvancedSetup, but I'm sure he'll see this. And my constant drip, drip, drip of questions may "get" tiring, if it isn't already. 

 

At this red hot moment, I'm in the middle of solving this Thirteen Passport log in change with membership services. Unable to reach them by phone so email it is. No small feat either. Their

previously published "how to" is outdated and they take days to reply. I've done this before with other issues. All that's preface to say, maybe tomorrow or next week.

 

For a person who never looked at a log, in a program they don't know, exporting it is well beyond consideration today. But if you can wait for me to digest a bit, I'm up for it. Thanks @sp123

 

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I'm still interested. I might not respond quickly, but I'm glad to help. Do you have any questions?
Were you able to fix your original issue?

If you are just curious in learning more, the wiki is the best place to start probably. Not necessarily the most friendly to people new to uBo though. It's a bit old (so the UI has changed), but this video from TheHatedOne is helpful if you want to get into the dynamic filtering

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If you have any questions, feel free to ask

If you are ok with Reddit (I know some people who avoid it for various reasons, which is fine), you always can ask something at https://www.reddit.com/r/uBlockOrigin if you want (sorry if I sound rude, that wasn't my intension, just trying to suggest a resource)

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Not yet, but I recall when I first looked at this site and saw the cursor seemingly doing things on it's own, I was spooked. Now it's nice to have those little actions, (not sure what they are officially called) but helpful just the same. Reading about the tool bar and various colors and icons to show the program was not ready when the first round of network requests hit the page. Solved by a "refresh" at least with Chrome. I may use it on Chrome later, but want to get proficient on Firefox before I do that.

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Jumping ahead and behind at the same time, last week I read about the blocking modes and was particularly interested in "Nightmare." I'd love that experience to see only what I'd like to see without all the other @$#%, but reality is that I'd also have to fix things and naturally that's not happening soon. I assume I'm in default now because I haven't changed it and that's what was put on my system without fanfare.

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I'd strongly recommend against nightmare mode (even the developer recommends against it), IMO it doesn't have a ton of security/privacy benefits over all 3rd party stuff blocked + no javascript. I use "Hard Mode" (all third party resources blocked by default) and I spend a lot of time unbreaking websites. Of course, it's your choice to decide what you are comfortable with. I mostly use default mode + some extra filterlists on everything except my everyday browsing profile

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Here are some very valuable links to help those that are using uBlock Origin to better understand how to use the tool as well as some links to help possibly improve other aspects of browsing the Web.

Many are YouTube videos and may be a little long but well worth it to improve your knowledge and use of uBlock Origin

 

uBlock Origin - Free, open-source ad content blocker
https://ublockorigin.com/

uBlock Origin is not just an “ad blocker“, it's a wide-spectrum content blocker with CPU and memory efficiency as a primary feature.


Github (gorhill/uBlock)
https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock

 

How to use uBlock Origin to protect your online privacy and security | uBlock Origin tutorial 2018
 

STOP Using Adblockers! Use uBlock Origin Instead    <--- good details on usage

 

uBlock Origin - Bounce Tracking Prevention | Browser Privacy
 

Bypass Paywalls Clean extension removed - use ublock origin instead
 

Why Mozilla's decision to remove Bypass Paywalls Clean extension is a wake-up call for internet users everywhere
https://www.ghacks.net/2023/02/13/mozilla-removes-bypass-paywalls-clean-extension-from-its-add-repository/

https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-clean-filters/-/raw/main/bpc-paywall-filter.txt

 

Bypass Paywalls Firefox Clean (no longer on the Mozilla extensions lists)
https://gitlab.com/magnolia1234/bypass-paywalls-firefox-clean

 

Tips & Tricks with uBlock Origin
 

How To Remove YouTube Shorts From Subscription Feed Using uBlock Origin
 

YouTube: filter out Shorts
https://letsblock.it/filters/youtube-shorts

Available filter templates
https://letsblock.it/filters

 

 

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I might have to get "granular" with uBlock. The way I understand it is that the left side "filter" relates to the specific site you are on, whereas the right side of that same filter applies to every site you visit.

Early on, I made the mistake of blocking gstatic.com and since then it's been a nightmare! 99% of landing pages will not let me log in if this is blocked. OK, fine. I unblocked (removed the red from both sides, applied the little circular reset button to clear it and all is well, until the next time.

I know I'm missing something, but can't figure out what it is.

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