Privacy Badger – Ghostery

The Badger is not only the mascot of the University of Wisconsin, it is a fiercely protective animal and the Privacy Badger claims to protect your browser privacy by telling you who is tracking you, and give you a level of control.   Privacy Badger is provided by EFF.org (the electronic frontier foundation).

https://www.eff.org/privacybadger

Right after I installed mine, and went to cnn.com I found 61 organizations tracking my access.  Note you have to move the slider from green to red, to block the tracking.

Ghostery similarly shows who’s trying to track you, and is configurable to block them.

https://www.ghostery.com/

Both are browser plug-ins, so if you use Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari, etc. each will need its own plugin.   It seems possible to install both on the same browser without bumping into each other.

In a few minutes, this list was already created of tracking sites:

2mdn.net
r2—sn-ab5l6nzy.c.2mdn.net
gcdn.2mdn.net
s0.2mdn.net
adsrvr.org
use-tor.adsrvr.org
advertising.com
secure.bannerfarm.ace.adver…
secure.ace.advertising.com
secure.leadback.advertising…
secure.uac.advertising.com
amazon-adsystem.com
aax.amazon-adsystem.com
atdmt.com
ad.atdmt.com
bluekai.com
tags.bluekai.com
cliqz.com
analytics.cliqz.com
d1eoo1tco6rr5e.cloudfront.net
d2lv4zbk7v5f93.cloudfront.net
cnn.io
weather.api.cnn.io
criteo.com
rtax.criteo.com
decenthat.com
http://www.decenthat.com
doubleclick.net
ad.doubleclick.net
adx.g.doubleclick.net
bid.g.doubleclick.net
cm.g.doubleclick.net
googleads.g.doubleclick.net
googleads4.g.doubleclick.net
securepubads.g.doubleclick.net
facebook.com
staticxx.facebook.com
http://www.facebook.com
0914.global.ssl.fastly.net
fwmrm.net
bea4.v.fwmrm.net
gigya.com
cdn.gigya.com
google.com
http://www.google-analytics.com
googlesyndication.com
pagead2.googlesyndication.com
tpc.googlesyndication.com
http://www.google.com
0.gravatar.com
2.gravatar.com
secure.gravatar.com
http://www.gravatar.com
iasds01.com
sc.iasds01.com
imrworldwide.com
secure-us.imrworldwide.com
insightexpressai.com
secure.insightexpressai.com
krxd.net
beacon.krxd.net
cdn.krxd.net
usermatch.krxd.net
livefyre.com
cdn.livefyre.com
ml314.com
mookie1.com
odr.mookie1.com
log.olark.com
nrpc.olark.com
optimizely.com
cdn.optimizely.com
cdn3.optimizely.com
a125375509.cdn.optimizely.com
logx.optimizely.com
outbrain.com
amplifypixel.outbrain.com
hpr.outbrain.com
images.outbrain.com
log.outbrain.com
odb.outbrain.com
widgets.outbrain.com
pubmatic.com
image2.pubmatic.com
rlcdn.com
idsync.rlcdn.com
rrc.rlcdn.com
rubiconproject.com
ads.rubiconproject.com
stats.aws.rubiconproject.com
beacon-us-iad2.rubiconproje…
optimized-by.rubiconproject…
pixel.rubiconproject.com
rundsp.com
match.rundsp.com
scorecardresearch.com
b.scorecardresearch.com
sb.scorecardresearch.com
sharethrough.com
native.sharethrough.com
tiqcdn.com
tags.tiqcdn.com
turner.com
i.cdn.turner.com
z.cdn.turner.com
ugdturner.com
http://www.ugdturner.com
videoamp.com
usersync.videoamp.com
zemanta.com
b1sync.zemanta.com

 

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