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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  2. No

    99 vote(s)
    50.5%
  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    No, no Ghostery, no extensions, no widgets, no nothing, just Opera. :D
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    Exactly what he said ▲
     
  3. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    No. I'd be honored if anyone cares enough to track me.
     
  4. EboO

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    On ABP forum they recommended to use antisocial filters and easyprivacy to block web bugs and don't use ghostery.
    Is there somme feedbacks here ?
     
  5. vasa1

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  6. fixanoid

    fixanoid Registered Member

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    Hi all!

    I'm one of the developers of Ghostery and wanted to chime in on the discussion. Unlike ABP or NoScript, Ghostery is a discovery and learning tool: Ghostery will provide information on what the site is using and gathering on you and gives you options for blocking as needed.

    In terms of overlap between lists: Ghostery's list somewhat matches EasyPrivacy, but adds a lot more to it: widgets, plugins, social buttons, and many other services that Ghostery looks for, currently the database is over 700 entries.

    Lastly, unlike ABP or NoScript, Ghostery is available for the big 5 browsers: IE, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera.

    Cheers.
     
  7. EboO

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  8. vasa1

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    Installed it on Aurora just to take a look around. Will remove it after I figure out a couple of things.
     
  9. 3inchblue

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    Yes, in Opera and Firefox.
    Also use spywareblaster with custom blocking.txt, many blocked hosts in the hosts, ad/crap sites blocked in peerblock, and of course ad block in both opera and firefox.

    IE 9 is using privacy lists.
     
  10. vasa1

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    Well, I took a look at Ghostery. It's nice but for those who already use ABP in Firefox and the right list, it just maybe superfluous.

    I have a feeling (without any proof) that makers of lists steal a peek at each other lists and so there'll be a convergence and significant overlap.
     
  11. cm1971

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    Cookie Whitelist, With Buttons is a nice addon. I use it along with Ghostery, NoScript and ABP. If you use Ghostery then you know it is amazing how much some of these websites are tracking you. I have seen a few that had nearly 20 tracking bugs.
     
  12. EboO

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    Which list(s) do you use ?
     
  13. vasa1

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    I'm sorry I wasn't clear. It was a suggestion for those who do use ABP and Firefox. I don't use ABP with Firefox. I make my own lists for Privoxy which I can apply to any browser I want.
     
  14. guest

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    Thanks for the heads up, I'm using Ghostery too (again). I'm noticing a slight performance boost, it blocks many useless web elements.
     
  15. EboO

    EboO Registered Member

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    I've disabled ghostery and i'm trying ABP with easylist, easyprivacy and antisocial and i found it as good as ghostery and a little faster.
     
  16. SweX

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    No. Because I don't feel the need for it.
     
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  17. Lanny1276

    Lanny1276 Registered Member

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    Thanx for chiming in. I use ghostery, and one of the things that I love about it is that it actually lists in real time what trackers are data mining you, along with links to info about them.
     
  18. focus

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    This. I am amazed at how many trackers will show up for some sites and I like to see the list displayed, which is an option, when I browse around.
     
  19. Daveski17

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    Has anyone tried the 64 bit Ghostery on IE 9? If so, what advantages has it over Fanboy's anti-tracking list?
     
  20. carat

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    ... but with all these lists you're unable to use Facebook or Twitter, that's why Ghostery is the better option IMHO ;)
     
  21. EboO

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    No, i can use Facebook without any problem.
     
  22. carat

    carat Guest

    But facebook links shouldn't work any more ...
     
  23. EboO

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    Everything seems to work fine. You speak about facebook on others website ?
     
  24. carat

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    Yes :doubt: Are you able to open the links with antisocial filter? :doubt:
     
  25. EboO

    EboO Registered Member

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    No because buttons disappears. But i don't use it so it's not a problem for me.
    If you disable antisocial filter it will works fine, just use easyprivacy or ghostery :)
     
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