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    147147It's probably not a good idea to use pac files with Safari on OS X as its pac file support seems to be more than a little buggy.
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    149 The pac file solution is far from ideal. It won't apply to non-web access and it runs into problems such as the bad pac file support in Safari.
     149The pac file solution is far from ideal. It won't apply to non-web access and it runs into problems such as the bad pac file support in Safari. It also is not secure. A malicious website can trivially bypass this mechanism by placing pictures on its website from domains that it controls but are unlikely to be on a 'black list'. Therefore this mechanism is only useful with Websites that are not in and of themselves malicious but rather, due to their nature, can collect substantial amounts of personal information that one would rather not release. A search engine is a classic example. If and when privacy is a critical concern then the only proper course of action is to get rid of the pac file and instead configure all connections to go through privoxy/tor.