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by PhilMils  May 17, 2015

People ask about what I use to defeat tracking devices. I use Ghostery (ghostery.com). It's free and comes with all known tracking devices, including their own, turned off (so they don't track). Their own device (reminder: it's turned off) only collects info that someone (they don't track who) visited a given web page. They do put a tiny icon in your browser page (just after the URL bar in Chrome) that gives you access to all the Ghostery options and the count of tracking devices found on a page. Also, it will place a pop-up with a list of the tracking companies found, but that lasts only 15 seconds or you can make it go away immediately by clicking on it. As people find more tracking devices and report them, they update their list. Feel free to share this with others.

by drillintheUSA  May 17, 2015

Thx 4 the comment on the "53 tracking devices" here on GB...Holy Toledo! Care 2 B buds? ~ drill'.

by JJ_Chicago  May 10, 2015

Thanks.

by Suzzoom  May 07, 2015

I read your post about Ghostery. Will look into it. Thanks!

by SteveS2000  May 07, 2015

Well, I knew all of that Phil, but I was curious as to what a former NASA guy had up his sleeve. And no, I don't care. If everyone used your software or went incognito, then sites like GB would no longer be free. Occassionaly when I get targeted by all those nasty web sites, I actually find something I need at a price that makes sense!

by Suzzoom  May 07, 2015

You're absolutely right. I hate to be tracked. This is why I don't do Facebook, Twitter, or even supermarket & drugstore cards. But unless you live totally off the grid, somebody's going to know about you.

by Suzzoom  May 07, 2015

The only reason these businesses track you is to get you to buy something. If you don't buy, they don't make money. You win; they lose.

by SteveS2000  May 07, 2015

I'm interested in why it's important to keep someone from knowing that you view GB?

by Sanpoil  Apr 25, 2015

Thanks Phil.

by PhilMils  Apr 22, 2015

People ask about what I use to defeat tracking devices. I use Ghostery (ghostery.com). It's free and comes with all known tracking devices, including their own, turned off (so they don't track). Their own device (reminder: it's turned off) only collects info that someone (they don't track who) visited a given web page. They do put a tiny icon in your browser page (just after the URL bar in Chrome) that gives you access to all the Ghostery options and the count of tracking devices found on a page. Also, it will place a pop-up with a list of the tracking companies found, but that lasts only 15 seconds or you can make it go away immediately by clicking on it. As people find more tracking devices and report them, they update their list. Feel free to share this with others.

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