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Cavsfan
January 7th, 2013, 08:17 PM
In case any one is interested, I seen an article yesterday about how Facebook, Google and Twitter can track you browsing other websites.
I use NoScript and do not even allow twitter to script nor do I have an account but, earlier I seen where 20 attempts from twitter had been blocked by the addon.

Here is the solution: install "facebook disconnect", "google disconnect" and "twitter disconnect" addons to Firefox.

EDIT: When you search for the first one in Firefox addons, the other 2 will be on the same page.

ajgreeny
January 7th, 2013, 10:21 PM
In case any one is interested, I seen an article yesterday about how Facebook, Google and Twitter can track you browsing other websites.
I use NoScript and do not even allow twitter to script nor do I have an account but, earlier I seen where 20 attempts from twitter had been blocked by the addon.

Here is the solution: install "facebook disconnect", "google disconnect" and "twitter disconnect" addons to Firefox.
I never use facebook or twitter, but when I use google search I never login to my google account first, and I do not allow my gmail account to stay logged in either.

Does that give me similar added privacy? I don't know.
However, I must certainly look into the google version of those add-ons.

Cavsfan
January 7th, 2013, 11:04 PM
I never use facebook or twitter, but when I use google search I never login to my google account first, and I do not allow my gmail account to stay logged in either.

Does that give me similar added privacy? I don't know.
However, I must certainly look into the google version of those add-ons.

Just to be safe I would add all three as those sites all have "tentacles" reaching out everywhere.
If you used NoScript and see what websites are attached to other websites you would know what I mean.

I never used Twitter but, it blocked that site many times. On any given site all three of the above are possibly connected to that site.

Cavsfan
January 7th, 2013, 11:24 PM
Here is one article about Google:

https://blog.disconnect.me/google-privacy-one-step-forward-two-steps-back (https://blog.disconnect.me/google-privacy-one-step-forward-two-steps-back)

Here is another link with the addons and some links in the tabs as to why you may need all three:

https://disconnect.me/tools (https://disconnect.me/tools)

There are addons for Chrome that do the same too.

This Collusion addon will show you what sites are tracking you. You would be surprised.

http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/ (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/)

Jakin
January 7th, 2013, 11:46 PM
Yep, i have used noscript or js blacklisting for years, it tends to be annoying allowing each script you need at that time, but safer in the end :)

cyberhood
January 8th, 2013, 04:38 AM
Some privacy addons that might be of use to those interested in this topic/thread:
Adblock Edge (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/adblock-edge/): customizable malware ad blocking. Also check out Adblock Lite. (***Adblock Plus recently sold out.***)
Beef Taco: opt-out of cookies permanently.
BetterPrivacy: gets rid of LSO "super" cookies.
Click&Clean 4.0
Close'n forget: helps stamp out cookies
FlashBlock: lets me choose what flash animations I want to see.
Force-TLS
HTTPS-Everywhere (https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere): by the EFF, provides encryption to the communications with a major number of websites.
NoScript: allows JavaScript, Java and other executable content to run only from trusted domains of your choice.
PhZilla
Priv3 prevents you from being tracked by social networks: priv3.icsi.berkeley.edu
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus: fights text ads
Flash Video Replacer: Really great work lovinglinux! Thanks a ton for this. Now I'm one step closer to freedom!
Youtube (SSL) searchbar: utilizes SSL to protect searches between You and YouTube.

As far as Google's concerned, if you're a tin hat wearer, don't use it. Instead check out the myriad of alternatives:
YaCy (http://yacy.net/)
Startpage HTTPS
DuckDuckGo SSL
Ixquick
If you absolutely feel like you have to use Google, at least make sure you're using SSL: Mozilla addons has a Google SSL search bar.

As far as Facebook is concerned, if you're tin hat wearer, don't use it. Instead check out the alternatives:
Diaspora (http://diasporaproject.org/)
Crabgrass (http://crabgrass.riseuplabs.org/)
Friendica (http://friendica.com/)

Cavsfan
January 8th, 2013, 03:59 PM
I just installed these addons yesterday and now I am really seeing results at the right side of the address bar.
When I go to almost any site, I see requests being blocked from all three; sometimes just one or two.

I cannot get collusion to show anything in Ubuntu for some reason. It worked OK on Windows 7 earlier.

coldraven
January 8th, 2013, 06:10 PM
I just have three add-ons, AdBlock Plus, NoScript and Ghostery.
When you install Ghosery make sure that you "Select All".

If I go to a site and the video won't play I let NoScript "Temporarily Allow all all of this page"
It is then very interesting to see Ghostery pop up with all the trackers that it has blocked, but I can usually watch the video.
On some sites there can be 20 of them. Try it and see for yourself!

Cavsfan
January 8th, 2013, 08:16 PM
I just have three add-ons, AdBlock Plus, NoScript and Ghostery.
When you install Ghosery make sure that you "Select All".

If I go to a site and the video won't play I let NoScript "Temporarily Allow all all of this page"
It is then very interesting to see Ghostery pop up with all the trackers that it has blocked, but I can usually watch the video.
On some sites there can be 20 of them. Try it and see for yourself!

You should think about installing the three addons I mentioned at the top. Whether or not you allow scripting via NoScipt or not, you will still be tracked by facebook, google and twitter.
You don't even have to allow their cookies. It does little harm while the benefits are knowing that those 3 sites cannot track you.

Cavsfan
January 8th, 2013, 08:56 PM
The collusion addon didn't work too well on Raring, not quite sure but, on Precise and Quantal it works beautifully
and it shows you exactly how it disconnects google from any other site you have been on.
The same for Facebook.

Check it out and disable google disconnect and see what collusion shows then. You will be surprised. :o

Buntu Bunny
January 9th, 2013, 02:30 AM
Here is the solution: install "facebook disconnect", "google disconnect" and "twitter disconnect" addons to Firefox.

ED

My kind of discussion. My only problem with google disconnect in foxfire is that I cannot view google blogs when it's enabled.

All of these addons are availble for Chrome too, and oddly, I can still view google blogs with Chrome when google disconnect is enabled.

Wish they'd come up with versions for Opera.

Matrix01
January 11th, 2013, 06:43 AM
i downloaded collusion on Chrome, and
clicked on the icon of collusion,
and
map dows not show up,
that was blank.

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and
Collusion on Nightly (fire fox) looks like this;

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i clicked every single ones,
none of them shows up.
do u know how to fix this?

Cavsfan
January 11th, 2013, 05:43 PM
i downloaded collusion on Chrome, and
clicked on the icon of collusion,
and
map dows not show up,
that was blank.

229877

and
Collusion on Nightly (fire fox) looks like this;

229878
i clicked every single ones,
none of them shows up.
do u know how to fix this?

Which Ubuntu version are you on? My Raring installation does the exact same. It never shows anything in Collusion.
But, Quantal, Precise and Lucid do show lots of activity in Collusion. It shows that google does not connect to everything like it used to.

mysteriousdarren
January 11th, 2013, 10:50 PM
Doesn't ghostery take care of this? I use it on chromium.

Cavsfan
January 11th, 2013, 11:09 PM
Doesn't ghostery take care of this? I use it on chromium.

I doubt it. Install Collusion and see. If Collusion shows google attaching itself to every site you visit, then that would confirm no.
I only use Firefox, so I am not sure if chromium has Collusion as an addon.

Cavsfan
January 11th, 2013, 11:16 PM
You generally have to do some surfing before collusion will show anything. If you start Firefox or whatever you use it
will probably be a black box until you go to google and a bunch of other sites and then take a look at collusion.
It should then show the sites you have been on with lines attaching the sites that can get info from other sites.
Although I cannot get it to work properly in Raring but, it's in development still.
Not sure if that makes a difference or not.

Without the google disconnect addon, google attaches to about every site you go to.
The same for the other two; they have gotten pretty invasive.

Matrix01
January 12th, 2013, 06:00 AM
i am on Lubuntu, the latest one, i think 12.04.


Which Ubuntu version are you on? My Raring installation does the exact same. It never shows anything in Collusion.
But, Quantal, Precise and Lucid do show lots of activity in Collusion. It shows that google does not connect to everything like it used to.

Cavsfan
January 12th, 2013, 08:53 PM
Which Ubuntu version are you on? My Raring installation does the exact same. It never shows anything in Collusion.
But, Quantal, Precise and Lucid do show lots of activity in Collusion. It shows that google does not connect to everything like it used to.


i am on Lubuntu, the latest one, i think 12.04.

I don't think Collusion works in a lot of OSs. It didn't work for me today on Windows 7, and a couple Ubuntus I have installed.
I know it worked on one of them and it showed me all I needed to see: that these addons do disconnect google, facebook and twitter from following you around every where you go.
Whether or not you use facebook or twitter or even google for that matter they are following you around.
When you go to a site and see in the right side of the address bar 1, 2 or 3 little circles, click on them and see what they say.
You will see that these three sites are being blocked.

Cavsfan
January 24th, 2013, 06:05 PM
More fuel for the google disconnect fire right here (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/23/google-transparency-report_n_2537153.html).

Granted if you are a criminal you deserve what you get but, do you really want google and gmail doing the policing?
I have a gmail account for my android phone and that is about all it's used for - the adroid market.