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post #11 of 30
Very nice to see how the sites you visit are connected
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I must be doing something right because the screen was completely black when I loaded collusion until I went to a website.

I'll stick check out ghostery to see if anything in it peeks my interest though.
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post #13 of 30
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lol cool thing about ghostery, everytime you go to a website with trackers, it blocks them all and tells you

like just by visiting this page on OCN, ghostery blocked 6 of 6 trackers
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lol cool thing about ghostery, everytime you go to a website with trackers, it blocks them all and tells you
like just by visiting this page on OCN, ghostery blocked 6 of 6 trackers

I have Ghostery installed now. I did stop the pop up though. I don't need to see that every time I load a site.

Good find. +rep
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Yep Ghostery is amazing. I use it along with ABP, NoScript, HTTPs Everywhere, and Long URL Please.
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It's cool that Ghostery intercepts these things before they even show up in NoScript. It's like a pre-filter.
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i'm happy to see ted talks being posted here.

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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

I've been of the opinion that if FB or other scocial media site's sell our personal browsing info, habits and preference's that we, as the user's should be cut in on some of that profit. Its only fair the way I see it. I dis like the idea all together though and do everything I can to limit the amount of add's that are forced at me. I mute the TV when commercials are on, I have never used, and will never use any thing like myspace, twitter, FB,ect,ect.

Long and short, any company making money off of my personal information feels like theft, If I wanted other company's to have that info I would sell it to them myself.

I know overclock.net is pretty add based, but I also have an overclocked account so I have them all blocked. My browsing habits are mine, and I wish them to stay privet. If OCN.net sold my personal info to another company I would stop using it in a second. its one thing for a site like OCN to have random PC and tech based add's but if they started tailoring add's to my browsing habits it would make me sick. Because of this I run AddBlocker.

Whats next, windows 8 and OS-x having built in add's on the desktop?
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That was certainly interesting and eye opening. I knew it was big business, but didn't know it was that big. And thanks to you guys for mentioning ghostery hehe. i'll have to give that a shot. I currently have NoScript. Would that conflict with it in anyway?

TED talks ftw! love their videos.
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That was certainly interesting and eye opening. I knew it was big business, but didn't know it was that big. And thanks to you guys for mentioning ghostery hehe. i'll have to give that a shot. I currently have NoScript. Would that conflict with it in anyway?
TED talks ftw! love their videos.

Ghostery seems to filter things before NoScript. So things Ghostery filters won't even show up in NoScript. If something on a site doesn't work and everything is allow in NoScript, then check Ghostery.

I like the way it segregates the potentially bad stuff from the known bad things in this way.
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