Originally Posted by TheUnfetteredMind
Are these avail for iOS? :)
Originally Posted by Gatorguy
TS, does DoNotTrack+ also block Facebook data harvesting or Microsoft user tracking too?
Oh, before we go on, apparently they renamed it to "Do Not Track Me". Here's what they have to say about Facebook:
- 9. Does your software stop all tracking by Facebook?
Facebook makes money from advertising, so they make it complicated for you to use their site in a way that interrupts their ability to collect your personal information for advertisers. Although we can stop Facebook and Facebook advertisers from tracking you when you are not on Facebook (blocking “Like” buttons, etc) there's nothing that DNTMe -- or anyone else -- can do about Facebook when you are actually ON Facebook. Anything you voluntarily post, including photos, comments, interests, and your location, is used for tracking purposes.
Our best advice is to set strict privacy settings, limit what you share, and avoid games & apps (they are marketing companies in disguise). Facebook isn't truly a free service; it's paid for by its users' information. That’s why the DNTMe icon turns yellow on Facebook: even if you can't see any tracking companies in the alert window, you should surf with caution.
So it seems they try their best to stop Facebook as long as you're not on it. Which, for those of us without accounts at all, should be nearly everything they try to do. They have a similar point for Google.
Looking up Microsoft now. I don't see anything specific about it (and I wish they'd just have a list of the trackers it can find right on their site).
All together, I use AdBlock, Ghostery (ad blocking), Do Not Track Me (trackers), Get Off My Lawn (social networking buttons), GoogleClickTracker (though I use Bing now, anyway), Defacer (gets rid of Facebook buttons on AI, since Get Off My Lawn doesn't seem to find them), and Google/Facebook/Twitter Disconnect (more tracking).
I may have one or two redundant ones there, but only one or two. And that's unacceptable, in my opinion. Everything should legally be forced to be opt-in.
"How would they make money?"
Edited by Tallest Skil - 12/12/12 at 11:27am
A more reputable business plan, maybe? Anyway, there are plenty of willing subjects for an opt-in.