Another simple way to block trackers

In my previous post, I covered the excellent Adblock Plus add-on for you browsers.  There is another equally good product which also blocks  trackers and cookies.


Ghostery can be installed in Firefox and Google Chrome as well as Mozilla (Firefox) derivatives like Seamonkey.

Before starting, you shouldn’t just install Ghostery because you read something on the internet. Continue reading Another simple way to block trackers

A Simple way to blocking adverts

Blocking adverts

Advertising is found on most sites. Blocking advertising is more of a comfort issue, than an attempt to secure my privacy – although it does do that to some extent also. Some sites (including many WordPress sites) display adverts in an unobtrusive way, and show adverts related to the site content. Other sites are more like a fairground, sounds, flashing lights, pop-up windows which detract from the site. Finally there is targeted advertising – the technique of tracking your own web history to push adverts to you.

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Adding anonymous searching to your browser

Anonymous Searching

Every time you use a search engine like Google or Bing, a record of your IP address is kept. Every computer connected to the internet requires an address to connect, and tools exist which expose your geographic location from your IP address. Sometimes this could be detailed enough to individually identify you, other times it may be enough to just locate your approximate area. The linking of search terms to your IP address also provides a link between your interests or thoughts. Again to use the library analogy, this is akin to someone reading over your shoulder all the time.

There are several solutions to address this, addressing different parts of the activity. Continue reading Adding anonymous searching to your browser