posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 04:10 PM
Firefox has a "Private Browsing" mode which keeps sites from tracking you. Also, if you have Firefox set up to delete cookies, cache, and history when
you close Firefox, then you also cannot be tracked.
No add-ons required.
More or less this for me, no storing of anything (I run my browser in a sandbox which gets emptied every time I stop browsing) and just adblock and
noscript (with essential scripts turned on, on a per site basis).
Its funny looking at my daily browse in Lightbeam, its small, virtually no sites are linked to others (and if they are its because they are all using
some aspect of google), no cookie links, at most one site might have 4-5 third parties (a place like Lolcats, and even then I only visit it once a
day) 0-2 is the average for most of em and the vast majority of the third party sites are simple things like cloudfont, or googleapi(?)... i also
revoke temporary permissions once im done with a site if ive had to turn some scripts on to use a comment section or the like.
So for me Im happy im very low profile on the net... id hate to see what my sisters lightbeam visual representation looked like in a day
The one thing i found interesting is that the Lightbeam add-on is supported by the Ford Foundation (looking at some of the rumors about that lot is
interesting, although it tends to boil down to repub v democrat/liberal muck throwing)... but as my brother said, they plainly say they are sponsored
by them so it isnt something nefarious, and its open source(?) so someone would find anything suspect inside it if it had anything.
Not sure it'll be a long term add-on for me given my browsing habits and locations are fairly rigid. Might keep it to take a gander at the odd
unfamiliar site i visit from time to time.
edit on 7-11-2013 by BigfootNZ because: (no reason given)