How can I tell if a site is ignoring "Do Not Track" requests?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by acr1965, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Is there a browser extension that will show what sites ignore "Do Not Track" requests? I normally use Chromium. I have read that pretty much every major site ignores DNT but I want to be able to make a screenshot to show someone else and point out which sites are ignoring the requests.
    Thanks
     
  2. inka

    inka Registered Member

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    No, it's an honor system. There's nothing definitive an extension can use to base an assurance "yer not being tracked".
    IMO, the DNT thing... is a cruel joke.
     
  3. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    OK, I was wondering if there was an extension that showed if I was being tracked on a particular website, even though I had my "DNT" enabled in my browser? For instance, if Ghostery or Disconnect is showing 4 or so trackers, does that mean I'm being tracked despite my DNT request?
     
  4. inka

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    Ghostery or Disconnect is showing... showing requests (or request attempts) to 3p sites whose content is embedded into various sites you've visited.

    does that mean I'm being tracked despite my DNT request?
    DNT doesn't prevent connections to retrieve 3p assets embedded into a page by its author.
    do not "TRACK"
    The premise is that DNT honorees, every time they see you (your browser, your ip)... they'll immediately "forget" they've seen you
    instead of maintaining a ongoing record of each time/page you've visited across various sites.

    To prevent requests for 3rdParty embedded assets (at the risk of "breaking" some of the page author's intended functionality), extensions
    like AdblockPlus, uBlock, Disconnect... they cancel each http request which would have otherwise been retrieved from listed 3p sites, thereby assuring those third parties cannot track you.

    "wondering if there was an extension that showed if I was being tracked"
    full circle.
    We're back to
    Ghostery or Disconnect is showing the cancelled request attempts to 3p sites whose content is embedded into the current page.
     
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