Over the years I've made the point on how important DNS is and that you can block, with a setup like AdGuardHome or Pi-hole via DNS, ads and domains that are spying on or monitoring you. I believe we created a great linked list previously but I'm feeling the need to renew the list of good ad blockers.

So here goes:

Adaway (focused on mobile ads)

https://github.com/AdAway/adaway.github.io

Adguard (general)

https://adguard.com/

Antiad(general)

https://github.com/privacy-protection-tools/anti-AD/blob/master/README.md

Android tracking (its in the name)

https://github.com/Perflyst/PiHoleBlocklist

Andryou (compilation)

https://gitlab.com/andryou/block/-/blob/master/readme.md

anudeep (complication)

https://github.com/anudeepND/blacklist

bitcoin (mining)

https://github.com/hoshsadiq/adblock-nocoin-list

disconnect (general)

https://disconnect.me/

energiser blugo (compilation)

energized blu (compilation)

energized porn (compilation + porn)

energized ultimate (compilation)

energized unified (compilation)

https://energized.pro/

firetv tracking (tracking)

https://github.com/Perflyst/PiHoleBlocklist

Games tracking (tracking)

https://www.gameindustry.eu/

gaming (tracking)

https://github.com/abyssin/pihole-blocklist

malwaredomains (malware)

https://malwaredomains.com/

notracking (tracking)

https://github.com/notracking/hosts-blocklists

oisd nl (general)

https://oisd.nl/

openphish (phishing)

https://openphish.com/

phishing army (phishing)

https://phishing.army/

Easylist China (Chinese domains)

Easylist Czech

Easylist Germany

Easylist Spain

Easylist Finland

Easylist France

Easylist Indonesia

Easylist Italy

Easylist Korea

Easylist Netherlands

Easylist Poland

Easylist Russia

Easylist Vietnam

https://easylist.to/

shallalist (general)

shallalist porn (general +porn)

https://www.shallalist.de/

Smart tv tracking (in the name)

https://github.com/Perflyst/PiHoleBlocklist

Spam404 (general)

https://github.com/Dawsey21

stevenblack (compilation)

stevenblack porn (compilation + porn)

https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

stopforumspam (spam)

https://www.stopforumspam.com/

utcapitole (general)

https://dsi.ut-capitole.fr/blacklists/index_en.php

wally3k (compilation)

https://firebog.net/about

whocares (general)

https://someonewhocares.org/

winspy (windows telemetry)

https://github.com/crazy-max/WindowsSpyBlocker

yoyo (general)

https://pgl.yoyo.org/adservers

This is a list that refers to the original article and was updated last on the 31st July 2020.

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