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[liberationtech] FB-like "Twitter-connect" soon. How can we avoid all this tracking?

The Doctor drwho at
Mon Jun 4 12:22:51 PDT 2012

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On 05/30/2012 01:50 PM, Bernard Tyers - ei8fdb wrote:

> Does anyone have an opinion on the browser plugin Ghostery? [3] It 
> "seems" to allow web browser users to block these cross site
> tracking bugs, however I have not yet tested Ghostery fully.
> According to their website:
I've been using Ghostery for over a year and it seems to do what it
says on the tin.  I've deployed it on all of my workstations at home
and also at work as basic security.  It even updates its ruleset over
Tor if you're using it with the TBB (confirmed with tcpdump).

> Has anyone tested this plugin to see what information is leaked
> back to Ghostery servers?

When last I checked with tcpdump (about sixteen months ago) I saw no
such leakage.

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