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4. Re: Saturday Metaverse May 26, 2012, 19:13 wtf_man
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on May 26, 2012, 18:09:
I doubt Ghostery would help much if Facebook actually bought the browser. Besides, Ghostery has a giant "Friend us on Facebook" button right on their front page. That's not exactly inspiring for a company that's supposedly dedicated to privacy.

I run chrome permanently in icognito mode, with adblock plus, not scripts, referer control, flash cookies off, and albine's Do Not Track Plus (Formerly Chrome block, and basically the same thing as ghostery). I also dumped Google for Duck Duck Go for my search engine. I have never had a Google account nor a social networking account on anything (My Space, Twitter, Facebook, Digg, etc. etc. etc.) and I almost never visit those sites.

Now while that's not full-proof... I'm definitely more "off the grid" than the average joe.

I don't go to extreme lengths either, like using TOR, because I'm not really looking to duck law enforcement... I have nothing to hide.

But I definitely am telling the ad trackers to "Fuck Off", in my own little way.

EDIT: Since the topic made me go look at Chrome extensions... I just replaced Not Scripts and Referer Control with ScriptNo. That works much better for script blocking, and spoofs the referrer and User Agent more easily.

This comment was edited on May 26, 2012, 20:18.
 
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