firefox, trackers and ghostery

pete smout psmouty at
Sun Jul 14 20:09:10 UTC 2013

On 14/07/13 19:00, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
> 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 includes 10 such unwanted visitors with names like
> "Audience Science," "Dynamic Science," and "Scorecard Research."
> Fascinating stuff!

Just to say +1 for ghostery!

Since the prism revelations I am 'trying' to prevent the general 
scooping of data, to at least make em work for it!


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