Skip to comments.Kill Web Trackers Dead
Posted on 02/15/2012 6:37:58 AM PST by radioone
Heres fair warning to all social media data scavengers, ad tracking companies, and analytics snoops on the InterWebs: Theres 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). Ive been taking it for a spin this morning and I gotta say its 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 youre done.
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This is excellent - thanks for posting
Did you read the comments?
Good comment! Make sure y’all do that before diving in head first.
Thanks for the heads up.
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.
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.
As an aside, watching the video, what started kids saying words like bu in instead of button?
Thanks. Bump for later
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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.
“(because these days everything has to come with a plus sign — thank you, Google).”
I thought 38+ started that.
“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.
Compare with Drudge, who employes 7 trackers and serves up a smorgasbord of ads (if you let him).