(OT) firefox, trackers and ghostery

Karl Auer kauer at biplane.com.au
Sat Jul 20 00:53:08 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-07-19 at 16:48 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> No wonder firefox is so slow! I just installed the Ghostery add-on and 
> it reports 1,556 total trackers on me. I wasn't THAT popular is High 
> School! :) Ric

I think that's the total number that it knows about. The ones it is
actually blocking on a page are shown top left when you first load the
page, and can be listed any time by clicking the ghostery icon in the
tool bar.

By default ghostery doesn't block anything - remember to configure it
and turn everything on. It also doesn't block new trackers it learns
about since you installed it, so you need to periodically configure it
and tell it to block any that it isn't blocking.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at biplane.com.au)

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