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Title: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: VinDSL on August 07, 2015, 04:29:01 am
Chrome(ium) Privacy Badger Extension 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Quote from: EFF
More than a quarter of a million users have already installed the alpha and beta releases of Privacy Badger. The new Privacy Badger 1.0 includes blocking of certain kinds of super-cookies and browser fingerprinting—the latest ways that some parts of the online tracking industry try to follow Internet users from site to site.


LINK: https://www.eff.org/press/releases/privacy-badger-10-blocks-sneakiest-kinds-online-tracking
Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 07, 2015, 04:34:33 am
Hi VinDSL,


Thank you for the link !! I'll install it right now !!  ;)


Regards,


-- Slim

Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: PCNetSpec on August 07, 2015, 06:50:05 am
Testing it against Ghostery now  .. TVM.
Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: Slim.Fatz on August 07, 2015, 08:52:18 am
Testing it against Ghostery now  .. TVM.
Hi PCNetSpec,

According to their webpage it runs without problem alongside Ghostery. That's what I am doing ATM and it seems to work very well. They claim that together with Ghostery you have even better privacy.

They say that it is based on the AdBlock Plus engine. I removed AdBlock Plus and am currently using uBlock. Everthing is popping right along.

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: 10i on August 09, 2015, 12:30:20 pm
Will Peppermint loose revenue if I block trackers on the forum with Privacy Badger?
Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: perknh on August 09, 2015, 01:21:47 pm
Will Peppermint loose revenue if I block trackers on the forum with Privacy Badger?

Yes, but you can manually change which domains have been fully blocked (red) by moving the bar from the left to the center --which will block the cookies (yellow) but still let the advertisements through.  I figure if the domain isn't blocked, and the advertisements are coming through, Peppermint should get some revenue.  I even go one step further and click on the ads I like every now and then in order to customize them a bit.  I figure since I want to monetize Peppermint, I'll have to look at some advertisements; so I figure I might as well choose which advertisements I prefer to look at. 

The advertisements in Peppermint aren't without their own charms, you know!*  ;)


*I'm talking about those good-looking computers that are on sale, of course!  ;D
Title: Re: Privacy Badger 1.0 Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking
Post by: 10i on August 09, 2015, 01:29:41 pm
Good answer :)

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