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Ghostery - see who is tracking you

Posted: 09/26/13, 8:23 am
by Don_U
The is an addon to your browser and presents a list (rather long sometimes) of trackers, pixel trackers, and anything else you can think of that tracks you. FYI it is free.
http://www.ghostery.com/

Re: Ghostery - see who is tracking you

Posted: 09/26/13, 5:01 pm
by RedRage
Ghostery (owned by evion sp?) has some credibility issues. Check out one of the others.

http://lifehacker.com/the-best-browser- ... -479408034

Re: Ghostery - see who is tracking you

Posted: 09/29/13, 1:57 pm
by Don_U
Why does it have a credibility issues? It does not protect you, it merely tells you who is tracking you and how they are doing it based on the page you go to. I could not find any bad press on the web. The application (addon) is benign and is just the first part of a larger process. Sheesh...

Re: Ghostery - see who is tracking you

Posted: 09/29/13, 4:00 pm
by RedRage
http://www.businessinsider.com/evidon-s ... ers-2013-6

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/51 ... -industry/

they resell 'anonymous' data to advertisers. Personally I don't see it as a bad thing, but many would.

I don't use it myself but i remember seeing there was an opt-out somewhere in the settings.

Re: Ghostery - see who is tracking you

Posted: 10/01/13, 6:52 pm
by Don_U
yeah, Being a UI guy these days I liked liked the UI. The DOM window as the page loads is neat. Ya know, when I had ffungi.com I gots the hits from military.gov cia.gov and vatican.ca then low and behold my page went missing but was reachable by my web host. All I did was publish a photo from Dinobry of the DC subway terminal and also a line from an Isley bros tune "fight the power". Ever since then I have been interested in the fallacy of internet privacy/security. I get a kick out of folks who were stunned about the NSA. I keep a honey pot just for them ;-)