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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2022-10
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JShelter Manifest V3

Make JShelter compatible with Manifest V3

JShelter is a freely licensed anti-malware Web browser extension that informs and protects people's freedom and privacy through people's regular use of the Web. These programs often go unnoticed, but run on a user's system -- whenever the Web server says to run them. They are typically served to the user as minified JavaScript, and few provide the corresponding human readable source code, or a free license allowing users to lawfully inspect and modify the program. By definition, these programs infringe user freedom. This Free Software Foundation project started in 2020 and is continuously developing. It is currently used by thousands of users around the world as the project gears up to continue protecting users from potential threats from JavaScript, such as fingerprinting and tracking and data collection while migrating to Google's Manifest V3. Manifest V3 will restrict the capabilities of Web extensions -- especially those that are designed to monitor, modify, and compute alongside the conversation your browser has with the Web sites you visit. Because of that, Manifest V3 is a detrimental step back for Internet privacy. With the help of NLNet, JShelter will work to upgrade its functionalities and continue to protect user privacy on the Web, which is even more important after this transition.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.