8 Tools for the Online Privacy Paranoid

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

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  1. Page42

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

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  2. m00nbl00d

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

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

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

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    And my NoScript drop down list exceeds my screen. :argh:
    EDIT: Not really, almost. lol.
     
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    Ironic yes, surprising no.
    And I counted 8. ;)

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    Ghostery had 14 :D

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  8. m00nbl00d

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    Did it also detect Disqus? I'm just wondering. :) Do Not Track Plus didn't, and detected 13 between ad networks and trackers.
     
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    Not sure if you know, but TL doesn't actually block tracking, it only alerts. :) It's also very limited. :(
     
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    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:
     
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    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).
     
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    @ Page42

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

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    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.

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    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:
     
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    i just don't understand why should i use Burnnote ?
     
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    Yer welcome! :)
     
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    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.

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    Yes, Ghostery detects Disqus...

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