firefox, trackers and ghostery

Mauro Sanna mrsanna1 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 20:27:19 UTC 2013


On 14 July 2013 22:09, pete smout <psmouty at live.com> wrote:

> 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.
>>
>> http://www.ghostery.com
>>
>> 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."
>> Fascinating stuff!
>>
>>  Hi
>
> Just to say +1 for ghostery!
>

Good! I didn't know it.
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