Somebody here at FR recommended this service a few months ago, and I think it is one of the coolest things I ever saw. Quick and easy to download, and it blocks everything, INCLUDING all Google tracking, with no effect on computer performance.
I well remember when who was it? Google? bought geocities and said that everything on geocities belonged to THEM from that point onward.
I recently did open a MS Skydrive cloud account, but It'll hold nothing sensitive on it. Bet on it!
Abine, Inc. except as required by law:
Abine will not track, store or transmit to any server or third party, information regarding users' behavioral data (to include web browsing activity).
If the government (read about the UK government's IMP program) requires the tracking of this info for datamining, you can be sure that it will be logged, stored, and mined as the government dictates.
Unless you're encrypting your entire hard drive, and have your email contacts conversant in encrypting/decrypting email attachments, your communications and data are already being tracked and can be accessed.
4th amendment and 9th amendment be damned, you are being tracked, because you might be a terrorist (or pedophile, or whatever villain de jure is selling best at the moment).
Thanks Lancey. That looks like a similar add-on I have on my Firefox - Ghostery; shows all of the trackers and disables them, allowing you to permit the ones you want. “Collusion” is another add-on that shows who is cross-connected - abine.com does link to Google, as does FR.
Pretty sad when you get to the realization that your government is a bigger crook than the ones outside it.