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TrackMeNot - Firefox addon


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#1 Keith1

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:27 PM

I'm using Firefox 5.0 on Ubuntu 11.04.

I've been using the TrackMeNot addon for a couple of years now, but for the past week or two it keeps stopping - I get Err next to the icon, and constantly have to keep re-enabling it.So, this evening I went "Googling" for an answer ( which I didn't find ) and happened across this link which makes me wonder if TrackMeNot is a viable tool???? Does anyone else have any experience with it - or opinions on it??


http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2006/08/trackmenot_1.html

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

I agree with that article. It's a waste of resources and completely useless.

You might look into something more realistic like Firefox's "Do-not-track" feature and/or a cookie manager (whitelist, automatic delete, etc.).
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 12:50 PM

Thanks Ninja, I do have that enabled. I wonder how many websites REALLY honor the request?

There as also another Firefox addon I use - Ghostery - I really like it. Most sites show a few "spies", but I have seen some that have 15-20. On rare occasions, I visit a site ( such as a local tv stations site here ) where flash videos wont play with Ghostery enabled, but it does have the whitelist option.


https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/ghostery/

It is also available for IE, Chrome, and Safari - -

http://www.ghostery.com/download

While on the subject, I also use the Firefox addon Better Privacy to detect and remove flash cookies -

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/




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