[cryptome] Re: Useful [Or Not] browsing tool

  • From: Andrew Hornback <achornback@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:15:39 -0400

Another thing to consider would be any kind of plugin that blocks
cookies/tracking technologies by any member of the IAB -
http://www.iab.net/  These are the folks that are making cubic dollars off
of your surfing habits.

I believe there is a plugin for Firefox available, not sure about Chrome -
using the Do Not Track feature in modern versions of Internet Explorer
(supposedly) works, other browsers are a crap-shoot.

Another thing that I do is to use different browsers for different things -
some of these organizations that compile statistics aren't smart enough to
combine your profiles across different browsers, but they're getting
smarter every day.  A plugin plus a really well crafted set of firewall
rules might be a good place to start if you're serious about blocking these

--- A

On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 5:38 PM, Aftermath <aftermath.thegreat@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> This tool might be of SOME interest. Its not a full privacy solution, but
> it will help keep some of your browsing private
> http://www.opendns.com/technology/dnscrypt/
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 2:19 PM, Redmond <darkredptc@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The fact that its only on chrome negates any benefits.
>> On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:27 PM, Gary Wallin <garylwallin@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> http://boingboing.net/2013/08/**18/paranoid-browsing-anti-**profil.html<http://boingboing.net/2013/08/18/paranoid-browsing-anti-profil.html>
>>> --
>>> All my email is subject to viewing by the Panopticon ::
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Panopticon<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon>::
>>> Except in the imaginations of the netizens there is no real secrecy or
>>> privacy on the Internets. The powers that be have been elevated to lofty
>>> positions of near omnipresence. Enjoy, adapt, and survive.

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