The project

TBlock is a content blocker that uses the hosts file (that is present in all operating systems) to block undesired websites. Not only does it block advertising, tracking and malicious internet domains, it can also be used to block access to adult websites on a family computer, to map hosts on a local area network (LAN) or to convert filter lists from a format into another. It is free software, which means that everyone can browse, edit, and redistribute it under the terms of the GPLv3 license.

Even though advertising is a stable source of income for some people, we feel that it pushes people to consume products that they don't need in the first place. Such a practice not only is annoying, but it also damages the environment and has a huge impact on our mind. For example, the hypersexualization of women's bodies in advertising leads to insecurities for some women about their own body and contributes to perpetuate sexism in society.

That said, our tool is built with a DIY (Do It Yourself) mentality. It means that users have to manually choose what they want to block instead of having some filter lists that are active by default. They are absolutely free to allow some ads to be displayed if they want to.

Our values

We (as a project) stand against discriminations of any kind, and we actively reject contributions that are made by individuals who promote discriminatory ideologies. We support feminist, queer and antiracist struggles, and we also stand against Putin's war and his dictatorial regime.

We oppose to big tech (such as Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook/Meta, Cloudflare, etc.), to surveillance capitalism, to DRM and to Web3. We believe that privacy is a human right, and that copyleft licensing must be a standard in our fight against big tech corporations.