Do you use Ghostery?

Discussion in 'polls' started by carat, Jan 8, 2012.

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Do you use Ghostery?

  1. Yes

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    51.1%
  2. No

    88 vote(s)
    48.9%
  1. ams963

    ams963 Registered Member

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    yeah ghostery is a must for me with firefox......:cool:
     
  2. pandorax

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    I used to use. I am using Easylist+EasyPrivacy+Antisocial filters on Chrome now.
     
  3. EboO

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    I prefer fanboyz annoyance than antisocial (it blocks chrome web store)
     
  4. pandorax

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    I can enter web store.

    Edit: You are right, Antisocial is breaking the web store. I switched to Fanboy's Annoyance!
     
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  5. JimboW

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    No. It's redundant with this:
    Fanboy Ultimate List (This includes Main Adblock List, Tracking List, Enhanced Trackers List and Annoyances List)
    http://www.fanboy.co.nz/filters.html
     
  6. Pinga

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    Interesting how Evidon claims to have the key to 'better' advertising while their backers continue to poison the public sphere with it by systematically attracting and exploiting our attention. As for their 'privacy solutions', we wouldn't need them in the first place if companies would simply stop spying on us.
    http://www.evidon.com/partners/open_data_partnership

    Evidon's attempt at engineering consent might lead to the false assumption among the public that as critically reflecting private people, they contribute responsibly to what is essentially a form of capitalist exploitation of their private sphere.
     
  7. EboO

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    If you're using easylist+easylist privacy and fanboyz annoyance no problem.
    Are fanboyz's list localized ?
     
  8. JimboW

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    EasyPrivacy just covers what Fanboy’s Tracking List covers. You also want Fanboy’s Enhanced Tracking List if you want to block everything, things like Google-Analytics for example.

    As for localization. He says:
    http://www.fanboy.co.nz/index.html

    If you find it’s not enough you can add a regional list http://www.fanboy.co.nz/regional.html

    But I think most would be fine with either the complete or ultimate lists depending on your needs.http://www.fanboy.co.nz/filters.html
     
  9. EboO

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    Easyprivacy doesn't blocks Google analytics ??!
     
  10. JimboW

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    Nope. The reason it’s in the Enhanced Tracking List is because it can break things like Google+.

    But I don’t use any kind of social networking so I want the Enhanced Tracking List, Annoyances, the works.:thumb:
     
  11. EboO

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    So ghostery is useless too because it doesn't blocks better ?
     
  12. JimboW

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    Well it’s not useless per se. If you are not using ABP it will protect your privacy. However, if you are already using ABP with Easyprivacy or Fanboys Tracking List you are far better off adding Fanboys Enhanced Tracking List and ditching Ghostery as you’ll get the same results except you’ll free up resources and speed up your browsing because you won’t have two extensions doing the same job. That’s why it’s redundant.
     
  13. EboO

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    Ok, i just use ABP to keep redundance.
     
  14. moontan

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    i originally answered YES but i since switched to ScriptNo, which covers the ground Ghostery does and then some.
     
  15. vasa1

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    Would anyone using Ghostery 2.7.1 on Firefox please check whether "ooyala" figures in its databases? I don't see it in bugs.db, lsos.db, or surrogates.db. If it's indeed absent I wonder why?
     
  16. Daveski17

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    On my Portable Apps Chrome version I have switched to Abine DNT due to consistent Ghostery crashing problems. My guess is that it is conflicting with Adblock Plus (Beta)1.2.0.769 in some way. Abine seems to have improved hugely.
     
  17. EASTER

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    My experience exactly too.

    However with enable bug blocking & bug list updating, i'm content to keep it active and substitute AdBlock with another similar app that's compatible with it.
     
  18. Daveski17

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    Yes, it was either replace one or t'other as I saw it. Ghostery was simple, light & did its job well on Chrome once upon a time. It's still working well on SeaMonkey/Firefox but on Chrome I decided I'd give the improved Abine a bit of a spin. Often, you can't beat simplicity. ;)
     
  19. moontan

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    i went back to Chrome so i tried ScriptNo but found it too slow to load pages.
    Ghostery is much faster.
    ScriptNo slowed things down roo much
     
  20. Daveski17

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    I have recently uninstalled Ghostery from Firefox/SeaMonkey. I don't really need it as I'm running NoScript & RequestPolicy. Ghostery was fine IMO until it started to update every 5 mins & needed to tell me about it. I really prefer apps like this to do their job in the background & only alert me if the apocalypse is imminent or something.
     
  21. ams963

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    not needed...I've got fanboy's ultimate list for that......
     
  22. carat

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    It seems to be very similar to AVG DNT - maybe a nice alternative to Ghostery :)
     
  23. Daveski17

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    I use it on Chrome instead of Ghostery now.
     
  24. klarm

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    guys what exactly happens if these are used together (I am at the moment):

    NoScript + ghostery + ADBlock plus (EasyList / EasyPrivacy / Fanboy Ultimate List)?

    should browsing be slower or are we talking about more CPU workload cos If I work on i5 2500k or similar I shouldn't really notice this?

    BTW I'm not using any social networks / hate them / want them blocked completely on my machine if possible :D

    edit: should I add Antisocial and Malware Domains to the ADB list or are they already on the fans ultimate list?

    cheers.
     
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  25. kupo

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    What you get is redundancy. :D. lol.