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Kill Web Trackers Dead
PC World ^ | 2-12-12 | Dan Tynan

Posted on 02/15/2012 6:37:58 AM PST by radioone

Here’s fair warning to all social media data scavengers, ad tracking companies, and analytics snoops on the InterWebs: There’s a new anti-tracking sheriff in town. Online privacy company Abine Inc. last week unveiled a new browser widget called, appropriately enough, DoNotTrackPlus (because these days everything has to come with a plus sign -- thank you, Google). I’ve been taking it for a spin this morning and I gotta say it’s pretty slick. DNT+ keeps more than 600 ad networks and other Web trackers from depositing tracking cookies on your hard drive. It also tells you who they are. Period, full stop. (However, it won't do anything about tracking cookies that have already been deposited on your computer; you'll have to manually delete those.) Everything you always wanted to know about Web tracking (but were too paranoid to ask) Abine updates Firefox add-on to block Web tracking Getting DNT+ to work is painless -- download, click “Install,” and you’re done.

(Excerpt) Read more at pcworld.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: internettracking; pcworld; privacy
I'm trying it out. Might, or might, be of interest to you.
1 posted on 02/15/2012 6:38:03 AM PST by radioone
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To: radioone

This is excellent - thanks for posting

PING!!!!


2 posted on 02/15/2012 6:45:10 AM PST by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: radioone

Did you read the comments?


3 posted on 02/15/2012 6:50:05 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Good comment! Make sure y’all do that before diving in head first.


4 posted on 02/15/2012 7:00:41 AM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: radioone

Thanks for the heads up.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 7:04:48 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

The “Ghostery” extension in Firefox is much better. It tells you what it is blocking when you visit a website...even FR, which uses Google Analytics.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 7:09:59 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Texas Eagle

bump


7 posted on 02/15/2012 7:14:01 AM PST by glasseye
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To: radioone

Rock on this, please, for those of us who are technically challenged and need all of the hand-outs we can beg, borrow, or steal. Laymans’ language at every turn.


8 posted on 02/15/2012 7:18:02 AM PST by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: arrdon

http://abine.com/dntdetail.php


9 posted on 02/15/2012 7:29:28 AM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: radioone
Thanks for the link.

As an aside, watching the video, what started kids saying words like bu in instead of button?

10 posted on 02/15/2012 7:36:21 AM PST by Post5203 (Newter 0bama...The real Axis of Evil...Washington, New York City and Hollywood.)
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To: radioone

Thanks. Bump for later


11 posted on 02/15/2012 7:42:58 AM PST by Wilum (Never loaded a nuke I didn't like)
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To: radioone

Bump for later


12 posted on 02/15/2012 7:48:49 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (The democratic party is the greatest cargo cult in history.)
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To: radioone

I use IXQUICK for web searching. No cookies, no storing of IPs. Go here and click on the name for the privacy policy;
https://www.ixquick.com/


13 posted on 02/15/2012 7:58:13 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
"The “Ghostery” extension in Firefox is much better. It tells you what it is blocking when you visit a website...even FR, which uses Google Analytics."

What is that and how do i install it?

14 posted on 02/15/2012 8:12:59 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: radioone

excellent. Thanks


15 posted on 02/15/2012 8:21:17 AM PST by grb
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To: NoGrayZone
What is that and how do i install it?

You can go through Tools>>Add Ons or just do a web search for Ghostery. That will take you to a page where you can get it installed in Firefox. Restart your browser and then when you visit a site, you'll see a small dark popup box in the upper right with names of trackers, etc. in white.

Right click on the little Ghostery icon in the status bar at the bottom of Firefox and then select to block whatever you like. Me? I block 'em all. When it shows up in white in the popup, I block it. I don't care what it is. Though in the Ghostery settings you can get info on what each of them is.

16 posted on 02/15/2012 8:33:53 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: radioone

“(because these days everything has to come with a plus sign — thank you, Google).”

I thought 38+ started that.


17 posted on 02/15/2012 9:03:56 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: radioone

“DoNotTrackPlus (because these days everything has to come with a plus sign — thank you, Google)”

Ha! I’m waiting for “plus” to be insufficient for emphasis, once it becomes ubiquitous. Then they’ll have to come out with GoogleDoublePlusGood.


18 posted on 02/15/2012 9:10:20 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: radioone

sfl


19 posted on 02/15/2012 9:20:08 AM PST by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
...even FR, which uses Google Analytics.

Compare with Drudge, who employes 7 trackers and serves up a smorgasbord of ads (if you let him).

20 posted on 02/15/2012 9:21:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Fresh Wind

I wouldn’t know since I have never visited Drudge. But I’ll take your word for it.


21 posted on 02/15/2012 9:45:57 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Thank you and my FReepmailer. I installed and my FF seems to be a little quicker.


22 posted on 02/15/2012 10:57:33 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Google Analytics seems to pop up here on FR, crossed out. Does that mean google no longer has the ability to track my whereabouts?


23 posted on 02/15/2012 11:00:09 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; Fresh Wind

I haven’t visited drudge since he started pulling for mittens.

Now I’m going to drudge to see what pops up....just for fun!

I did get a nasty virus from drudge once, from one of his links. I had to reboot my computer from day one (brand new) to get rid of it.


24 posted on 02/15/2012 11:03:43 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: radioone

For later.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 11:04:41 AM PST by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Wow...7 of them!


26 posted on 02/15/2012 11:04:41 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: radioone

Bump fer later ....


27 posted on 02/15/2012 11:12:05 AM PST by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

You or my FReepmailer should start a new thread about this FF thing.

A lot of us “uninformed computer illiterates” are out there and need some help!


28 posted on 02/15/2012 11:32:23 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: radioone

Very cool...Thank you!!


29 posted on 02/15/2012 4:47:35 PM PST by fagin62 (Deo Vindice)
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