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post #1 of 30
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Ted talks

http://www.ted.com/talks/gary_kovacs_tracking_the_trackers.html

this is pretty interesting

lol 39 billion for selling our personal information, habits, and preferences? and its funny to think facebook still asks us to click on ads for them. no thanks, i'd sooner donate to ad block plus then click on ads

also, im gonna install collusion, sounds interesting to see my own web profile

I think this is only for firefox? lol can't imagine this being on chrome, that would be quite ironic

there is also a firefox add on called ghostery? i think it helps you block stuff like this from happening- edit: after installing ghostery and checking all the boxes except for widgets, my collusion map so far has 0 gray or red bubbles, yayy!

EDIT: after installing collusion, click on the bottom right corner icon (a red and white circle) to bring up your collusion page
Edited by mnkeyprince - 5/28/12 at 10:10pm
post #2 of 30
I love TED Talks. Good post smile.gif
post #3 of 30
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lol! i installed collusion

and just by being on OCN, my info is given to

crowdscience.com

and

quantserve.com

and by being on ted.com, my info is given to google, facebook, and imrworldwide.com
post #4 of 30
Video won't load or DL for me ?

I just got into TED talks after seeing them on Netflix.\

EDIT: HAH, i had to turn off "tracking protection" on IE9 for the plugin to work
    
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EDIT: HAH, i had to turn off "tracking protection" on IE9 for the plugin to work

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Thanks for the link! Rep+

I use the RequestPolicy extension for Firefox, I guess it does the same job as ghostery.

Edit: this is what Ted's site looks like:

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I had to allow googleapis for the video to start. Some sites like Newegg are already going around this by requesting that the traffic pass through other sites before the Newegg site loads, there are still cross site requests you can allow or keep blocked when you're browsing the site though. Newegg doesn't link to facebook though, for example.
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I use collusion, adblock plus, ghostery, and HTTPS everywhere- great stuff biggrin.gif
disable ads for ocn though!
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I use collusion, adblock plus, ghostery, and HTTPS everywhere- great stuff biggrin.gif
disable ads for ocn though!

lol after installing ghostery, my collusion map has shrunk immensly, no gray or red bubbles at all!
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lol ghostery blocked all these trackers from OCN

Crowd Science
Google Adsense
Google Analytics
Quantcast
ScoreCard Research Beacon
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Ghostery and Collusion are both available for Chrome as well. Just thought I'd let you guys know... biggrin.gif
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