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.