Thursday, January 28, 2010

Firefox plugins: Web-spyware

There are scores of way to monitor web users - to help target ads and do various accounting. Since I consider that the social contract between users and publishers on the web was broken way back when popup ads, animated ads, and noisy ads were introduced I feel totally justified in suppressing ads. So I've been running Adblock and Adblock-plus for ages. I've been using the adblockers to block various "spyware" scripts too, the ones normally found on Norwegian sites at least. The other day I found an other plugin: Ghostery. It tells me about the spyware it recognizes on every site and gives me the option of blocking it. Thanks! :-)

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