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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

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Browser Add-On Stops Google (and others) from Tracking You Online

By John P. Mello Jr., PCWorld Feb 21, 2012 9:21 AM

Concerned about Google and others snooping on your online activity? Then you might want to install a free browser add-in called Do Not Track Plus that can tell Google (and other marketers) to mind their own business.

The app, made by Abine, of Boston, is designed to block advertisers, social networks, and marketers from tracking you online via your Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers. More specifically, Abine says its Do Not Track Plus plugs the hole that has allowed Google to circumvent browser privacy protection in both the Internet Explorer and Safari browsers. In short, it blocks Google's attempts to activate +1 and DoubleClick activity in your browser?even when it's built-in protections have been circumvented by Google.

After installing the add-on, which works on Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer, a small icon will appear to the right of the browser's address bar. It will tell you if a website wants to send data from your visit to other companies.

Detailed information at: http://www.pcworld.c....html#tk.hp_new

Vendor: http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php?
Download: http://www.donottrac...uc_source=abine

Note: Opera is not supported right now.



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