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Opened 10 days ago

Closed 8 days ago

#190 closed FalseNegative (wontfix)

mediaset.it

Reported by: MarcoDiFrancesco Owned by: spirillen
Priority: major Milestone: Version 1.0
Component: RPZ Version: 1.0
Severity: savir Keywords: adware
Cc: incoming+my-privacy-dns-matrix-matrix-12520650-issue-@…

Description

The domain mediaset.it is a copy of ticket:65 which I'm splitting up for easier handling and to follow you guidance for contributing

Hi,
I've seen 3 domains not listed in the hosts file that show ads in the Samsung Smart TV.

  • ads.samsungads.com
    • is the most annoying, it makes appearing featured third party apps (like Netflix) in the bottom bar.
  • enabler.datalake.mediaset.it
  • hbbtv.mediaset.net

Are two domains given by an Italian company that makes appearing every time you go onto one of there channel a popup of "premium features" you can access from the smart TV.
I'd appreciate if you can insert them inside the hosts file.
Thanks.

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comment:1 by spirillen, 10 days ago

Reporter: changed from spirillen to MarcoDiFrancesco

comment:2 by Khrin, 8 days ago

Mediaset owns the biggest commercial television network in Italy, mediaset.it is their main domain (for example https://www.mediasetplay.mediaset.it/ is used for their video on demand service, https://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/ is one of the most visited news website in Italy, etc) and mediaset.net is used for their CDN, as far as I know.

About the subdomains you're referring, I don't know for what are used for, looking at the name the second address is used to deliver their HbbTV services (https://www.hbbtv.org/), so in all likelihood aren't used for tracking/delivering advertisements.

Original answer: posed on GH-EasyList

comment:3 by AnonymousPoster, 8 days ago

If we dig down in other BlackLists we will find the following records, where we currently have none

data/adaway/domain.list:hbbtv.mediaset.net
data/adaway/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net
data/notrack/blocklists/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net
data/mvps/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net

Since AdAway is the main source for know subdomains that apparently have to be blacklisted, I have posted the following question within AdAway issues

Hi guys, I've got an issue that I'm not completely able to solve for my self as there is a language barrier that need to be broken down, Italian.

The pray

But since I can find a few of the domains within your lists I hope we all can cooperate and help each other to optimize this for all.

Intro

The initial issue is posted here: ticket:65 and there are two related issues ticket:191. (There was split up to follow the guidance of issue posting (1 domain = one issue))

@Khrin Have posted some answers to this on EasyList.

Domains

The domains in question is:

enabler.datalake.mediaset.it
hbbtv.mediaset.net 
data/adaway/domain.list:enabler.datalake.mediaset.it
data/adaway/domain.list:hbbtv.mediaset.net
data/adaway/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net

And from a few other BlackLists projects I've found these

data/notrack/blocklists/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net
data/mvps/domain.list:webtrekk.mediaset.net

So the only domain in common is webtrekk.mediaset.net

The question

Why have you chosen to also block

enabler.datalake.mediaset.it
hbbtv.mediaset.net

For what I can come up with, then hbbtv.mediaset.net apparently is a connection bridge between a HBBTV enabled TV and the given TV-channel you currently watch.
Which of curse never should happens unless you explicitly request the device to do so, as it shares your IP and the fact you own (uses) a HBBTV enabled (un)smart-TV or other device as this is leaving a involuntary trail of Tracking (Spying) on you.

Kind of the same way as you keep having requests to `dr-massive.dk` without ever having used that shit as it violates your privacy, but the DNS query comes every time you watch the air bone TV-signal of any of the dr.tv channels.

For the enabler.datalake.mediaset.it I feel like I weakly can recall, that this domain is used to enables you to login to your mediaset.net user account, but also _TRACKING_

Links to the hosts-sources

  1. AdAway
  2. NoTrack
  3. mvps
Last edited 8 days ago by AnonymousPoster (previous) (diff)

in reply to:  3 comment:4 by spirillen, 8 days ago

Replying to AnonymousPoster:


@jawz101's reply to the above GH issue says it originates from an early merge into his project from hostsVN into his AdAway BlackLists

The original hostsVN submission is in this commit

There have been raised a new GH-Issue for this on hostsVN issue board by jawz101

comment:5 by spirillen, 8 days ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: assignedclosed

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