8 Tools for the Online Privacy Paranoid

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Page42, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    From TIME Techland...
    By Jared Newman | @OneJaredNewman | May 4, 2012

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  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    I should warn that, judging by the contents of the Google Chrome extension PrivacyScore, that it most likely requires Java to be installed. Just a bit of a warning... :D
  3. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

    FWIW, I deleled Java and Google from my life. Zap!

    Also using DuckDuckGo as a search engine, works fine.
  4. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

    I find it ironic that there are 14 trackers on that Time.com page :D

  5. kupo

    kupo Registered Member

    And my NoScript drop down list exceeds my screen. :argh:
    EDIT: Not really, almost. lol.
  6. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Ironic yes, surprising no.
    And I counted 8. ;)

  7. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

    Ghostery had 14 :D

  8. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Did it also detect Disqus? I'm just wondering. :) Do Not Track Plus didn't, and detected 13 between ad networks and trackers.
  9. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Not sure if you know, but TL doesn't actually block tracking, it only alerts. :) It's also very limited. :(
  10. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Actually I hardly ever have TL's Tracker Notification enabled.
    I just did it to see what you guys were complaining talking about. :D
    And I'm okay if it is, as you say, limited.
    I consider it a piece of my security setup, not something to be relied upon heavily. :thumb:
  11. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

    Ah... OK. :) It would be great if BitDefender could give it a boost. Heck, even AVG Do-No-Track isn't that limited. :D

    By the way, for those interested, I experienced some odd behavior in Internet Explorer with both AVG Do-Not-Track and Abine Do Not Track Plus. Most likely, because I installed AVG Do-Not-Track first, it took the lead, and blocked what its database allowed it to block, but DNT+ could not block anything else, even if it could (which it could). Only disabling AVG Do-Not-Track allowed DNT+ to block everything.

    I haven't noticed the same behavior in Chromium, though. Whatever AVG doesn't block, DNT+ blocks, and vice-verse. Granted, they are different web browsers. ;)

    Just in case someone's using both in IE (IE9 in my tests).
  12. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

    @ Page42

    Thanks for the link, & assisting me with locating BN :thumb:


    I tested Burn Note & provided you don't select Plain Text, it works as advertised :) Taking a screenie was possible, but it only allows portions at a time.


    I think it's a worthwhile service to have on hand. & being SSL is a bonus. You can select the timeout for reading, anywhere from 180 seconds downwards. So shorter messages can be given just enough time to be read, before going poof :D I like it, & would consider using it :thumb:
  13. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

    i just don't understand why should i use Burnnote ?
  14. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Yer welcome! :)
  15. PaulyDefran

    PaulyDefran Registered Member

    I don't know...I have every privacy related add-on there is in my FF. Disconnect, Ghostery, and DNT+, and Ad Block Plus with the privacy lists. Ghostery is the only one that shows instantly on the icon, so I only looked at that.

  16. Page42

    Page42 Registered Member

    Yes, Ghostery detects Disqus...

  17. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

    Haha yeah, TPL list of blocked items doesn't fit on my screen! Gotta love anti-tracking lists.
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