firefox, trackers and ghostery

Basil Chupin blchupin at iinet.net.au
Mon Jul 15 06:32:47 UTC 2013


On 15/07/13 08:38, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Sunday 14 July 2013 18:36:34 pete smout did opine:
>
>> 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!
>>
>> Since the prism revelations I am 'trying' to prevent the general
>> scooping of data, to at least make em work for it!
>>
>> Pete
> I just installed it, and it seems to work, but who is it sending data back
> to?  Just asking, but I always have the TANSTAAFL principle in mind.  Just
> like if you think the peanuts are free, check the price of the beer. :)
>
> Cheers, Gene

Add to Ghostery the following extensions:

Better Privacy

AdBlock

Cookie Culler

NoScript

RefControl

RequestPolicy

Secure Or Not

Trustware SecureBrowsing

BC

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