Which privacy extension would you choose?

Discussion in 'polls' started by mattdocs12345, Jan 12, 2014.

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Which privacy extension would you pick?

  1. Disconnect Me

    13 vote(s)
    27.7%
  2. DoNotTrack Me

    10 vote(s)
    21.3%
  3. Ghostery

    24 vote(s)
    51.1%
  1. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    Out of the 3, which one would you pick?
    --> Assume that Request Policy and NoScript are not available.
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    I use Ghostery and I'm very happy with it.

    Regards, hqsec
     
  3. guest

    guest Guest

    None.
     
  4. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    None is not an option.
     
  5. guest

    guest Guest

    Too bad. Because I'm very skeptical with anything/anyone who claims to be on your side.
     
  6. Impet

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    Ghostery.
     
  7. Pinga

    Pinga Registered Member

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    Why would anyone do that? To amuse you?
     
  8. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    Same.
     
  9. MrBrian

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    Even if one is using RequestPolicy and/or NoScript, one should also use at least one blacklist scanner. RequestPolicy doesn't block anything on the current domain, and both are "all or nothing" per domain. Blacklist scanners can do partial domain blocking, including on the current domain.
     
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  10. Techwiz

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    None of the above. I've been curious though to test out NoTrace.
     
  11. MrBrian

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    Here is a Ghostery-sponsored effectiveness test.
     
  12. Page42

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    ZenMate
     
  13. mattdocs12345

    mattdocs12345 Registered Member

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    I would!!! Im too lazy to use them.
     
  14. J_L

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    HTTP Switchboard. You can just allow by default and use its extensive blacklist.
     
  15. luciddream

    luciddream Registered Member

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    .....
     
  16. Overkill

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    I'm using disconnect and really like it
     
  17. Nanobot

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    I used to be a fan of Ghostery in the past unfortunately that changed the moment Evidon bought it and made it a tool for advertisers. Personally i don't care how much better it blocks stuff (which it doesn't plus it's heavy on CPU resources) or if it has more features from similar tools or if you have the option to Opt-in the "GhostRank" all these are completely meaningless and irrelevant to me. Either you want it or not by using Ghostery you give your support to a business model that basically exploit the user, and for that reason alone i refuse to install it on any of my machines.

    Disconnect for me.
     
  18. MrBrian

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    HTTP SwitchBoard, best ever. But not listed in the poll.
     
  20. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    None.
    Mrk
     
  21. Nebulus

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    None. (You really need an option for it :) )
     
  22. ZeroDay

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    I use Ghostery and I've always been happy with it.
     
  23. safeguy

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    I assume the OP is talking about Firefox.

    NoScript and RequestPolicy are among the best for power-users. If one is not interested in such a degree of control, one can use NoScript in Allow Globally mode and RequestPolicy 1.x in blacklist mode instead.

    If one wants 'easy', ABP with EasyList and EasyPrivacy filters. One can always disable the 'Acceptable Ads' option or use AdBlock Edge (if one doesn't agree with EyeO's business model)

    Among the 3 options in the poll, Disconnect and Ghostery would be my choices. Some might feel uncomfortable with Evidon's business model and "GhostRank" (despite the feature being opt-in).
     
  24. MrBrian

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    I'll give an example for page http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...ts-first-postseason-win-with-broncos/related/. Connections to wp.com and wordpress.com must be allowed in RequestPolicy for this page to be displayed properly. With connections to wp.com and wordpress.com allowed, Ghostery blocks hxxp://s.stats.wordpress.com/w.js?21 and hxxp://stats.wordpress.com/b.gif?v=noscript, and the page displays properly.
     
  25. Osaban

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    None.
     
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