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[PCW] Security Firm AVG Releases Do-Not-Track Feature for Windows

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If the recent debates around the Federal Trade Commission's call for a Do-Not-Track tool have you concerned about online privacy, computer security firm AVG recently announced a new do-not-track feature for Windows. AVG's new tool is available to users of its free and paid security products as a free update. New users can get the tool by downloading AVG Anti-virus Free Edition, and then running a program update to get the new do-not-track feature. The new tool works as an add-on with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.
What AVG Do-Not-Track Does

AVG's do-not-track feature actively seeks out tracking cookies on your browser and alerts you when a site attempts to set a tracking mechanism. When it finds a tracking cookie, the anti-tracking feature will tell you whether it's a tracking cookie from an ad network, a "social button" such as Facebook's Like button and Google's +1, or a Web analytics cookie.

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Another plus from AVG smile.gif
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Cool, but don't Firefox and Chrome have extensions that do the same thing?
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Pretty cool feature smile.gif
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I have Ghostery installed, Isn't it pretty much the same tool? Also Ghostery is ON by default, this looks like it is OFF by default.

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Interesting, I'll have to see about this.

This will do nothing to your ISP watching what you do though.
    
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Right, so it's basically a bloated version of Ghostery. I'm not sure why you would want this to tell you when you're being tracked. Every major website is going to track you; you don't need to be warned about them all. I want to block them, not admire them.
    
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Ghostery is better IMO. biggrin.gif

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Good application, bad security product.
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