Do Not Track Plus: A tool to protect your online privacy

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by lotuseclat79, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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  3. Hungry Man

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    Adblock Plus actually has DNT included. IDK if they take that into account.
     
  4. happyyarou666

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    i got adblock plus too so adblock does the same as this? well then theres no reason to get "do not track plus" ;)
     
  5. Hungry Man

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    DNT+ seems to have some extra features. Being able to selectively allow social widgets on a per-site basis seems like one of the benefits.

    But ABP should send DNT to all sites - not that it matters, ad agencies can just ignore it.

    DNT+ also includes what looks like the IBA opt out provided by google ie: a bunch of cookies that ad agencies have already agreed to see and then not track.
     
  6. happyyarou666

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    so worthy or not? thats the question here ;)
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    Without trying it out I can't say. If it blocks ads as well as Adblock Plus I'd say it may actually be better.

    As it stands you can get very similar functionality with the IBA Opt-Out + ABP just without the selectivity of social widgets.

    I personally always block social widgets regardless and already use IBA Opt Out + ABP so I see no reason to use this.
     
  8. happyyarou666

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    makes sense, heard beef taco supposed to be the equivalent of iba for ff

    p.s: ff user here ;)
     
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    I gave it a run for the last couple days, and I didn't see it doing much? I browsed to a few services I know are using tracking services such as Google Analytics. It didn't even report anything about it. It actually reported those services as clean. o_O

    Even BitDefender's TrafficLight tracking detection found the trackers. I would imagine something called Do Not Track Plus would be able to do something more. :D I'll give it a new try, at some point... maybe something went wrong on my side. lol
     
  10. tooth

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    this is same concept as Ghostery no?
     
  11. Pinga

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    I guess it is the intention behind the product that matters most o_O
     
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    lols i see do not track plus is already getting alot of fans xD
     
  13. Kees1958

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    See picture, when one uses both ghostery and DNT+, ghostery seems to filter them out faster, side by side comparison is not easy since some tracking services are reported under different names (e.g. mechanism versus product versus operating company versus holding company).
     

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    Well, it's good to see some real-life examples that it's working.

    As I said, Google Analytics is a pretty well known tracking system, and it didn't even say a thing when I entered a few services that I use (and that I know they're using Google Analytics).

    On the other hand, TrafficLight did flag them, including GA. o_O

    I just got surprised that something called Do Not Track Plus couldn't see something that TrafficLight did. :eek: TL could make a good tool to block trackers if BitDefender implements blocking. lol

    I'm going to give it a new try again, at some point...
     
  15. mirimir

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    Actually, tracking can be useful. If you're using one machine (VM, at least) for each identity, each with its own Internet connectivity via VPNs, Tor etc, tracking helps flesh out each identity's interests, browsing habits, periods of activity and so on. Also, most people don't block tracking, so allowing it helps you to blend in.
     
  16. vasa1

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    Now that's genuinely ironic but makes perfect sense!
     
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    Abine is the company that ruined the TACO extension by bloating the heck out of it. (I use the forked version, BEEF TACO). I would rather use three extensions from different companies than use one from Abine.
     
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    DNT+ doesn't block a lot of ads, so it's no replacement for ABP :doubt:
     
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    Seems rather ironic that this extension adds 204 cookies.... and they cannot be removed without disabling the extension.
     
  20. vasa1

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    Oh! That's so true. Some of the tech sites that are shrilly alerting us about our eroding privacy ram cookies down our throats :)
     
  21. m00nbl00d

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    Aren't those the so-called opt-out cookies?
     
  22. vasa1

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    I haven't tasted them and I don't know what opt-out cookies are. What I do know is that those cookies are flagged as originating from tracking sites by things like Ghostery.
     
  23. m00nbl00d

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    I haven't tasted them either. ;) I don't need the extra "fat". :D

    Basically, the opt-out cookies, are cookies stored by those same services, but are meant to be used to tell them you don't want to be tracked or something like that. :doubt:

    If you search Ixquick for opt-out cookies, you'll see all those tracking companies wanting to feed you a nice cookie. :D
     
  24. vasa1

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    Okay! I just block the tracking sites in the first place.
     
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    That is really cool. If an identity is never associated to any other identity, then there is no correlation. Do you run your VMs from inside of a truecrypt container?
     
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