firefox, trackers and ghostery
magnus at agora.rdrop.com
Sun Jul 14 18:00:26 UTC 2013
I've posted in the past about how slow Firefox can be when it's loading
pages. Now I've found something that makes a noticeable difference: the
addon "ghostery" that blocks "trackers," which their website defines as
page elements - scripts, pixels, iframes, etc. - that are normally
invisible to the user. What "trackers" seem to be all about is
marketing, and apparently they've been wasting a lot of my time.
What's especially interesting to me is a list that shows the trackers
that have been blocked for each website I visit. For example, the intro
page for cnn.com includes 10 such unwanted visitors with names like
"Audience Science," "Dynamic Science," and "Scorecard Research."
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