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Re: [LUG] ghostery


On Sat, 23 Nov 2013, Tom wrote:

Anybody use ghostery or other tracking blocker? Just wondering how effective/damaging it can be?

I've been using Ghostery for a long time now. Not sure just how effective it is, but when it tells me it's blocked 15 trackers on a site, then I have to wonder just how slow that site would have been had I not been using it...

I also use flashblock and adblock+

I occasionally get issues with flashblock, so some sites are whitelisted (e.g. bbc.co.uk and youtube) vimeo used to be an issue, seems less-so now.

And some sites can tell when you're using adblock+ and whinge.

However I don't seem to be missing anything much.

If you want to really scare yourself, install collusion too...


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