Cookie-blocking browser plugin Ghostery feeds data to the ad industry

By Jesse
Jun 18, 2013
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,700   +1,886

    Well, isn't that what forums are for?

    It is rather duplicitous to block someone from tracking you, then sell them the information later. Sort of like a drug dealer opening up a rehab clinic, collecting from the insurance companies, then selling the patients illegal drug upon their release.

    You certainly are an inarticulate lout, pushy and mouthy as well. It's been a "pleasure" to have you here as a "guest".

    Y'all come back again real soon. Did I mention we have a "report button"? It's for extra special "guests", such as yourself.

  2. In today's capitalistic world, you either pay with money or with your information. The idea that software should be free is ridiculous.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,700   +1,886

    Oh bull****. The idea that software should now be a monthly utility charge is parasitic. Which do you prefer?
  4. I strongly agree with Guest. If you really want to make this industry go forward, please buy your software or buy professional services associated with freeware. Nothing is free. Nothing. That is what the Soviets found out after a few years.
  5. "If you really want to make this industry go forward, please buy your software"

    You've got to be kidding me. The only way that industry will go is toward their doing whatever it is they can to make themselves more money.
    Typically at the detriment of their userbase/customers.

    The only "industry" that is making any kind of a serious stride in the direction of their users best interests is the open-source software movement.

    Tell me how chrome or internet explorer has their user's best interests at hear better than firefox?

    Linux OSs are by far much more benevolent than those other two greedy corporations absorbing trillions from their sickly userbase just to further rape them.

    Why doesn't Microsoft have a package repository with versions of all major and minor software developed for Windows, that is clean of any viruses, freely accessible to anybody, and administered solely by trusted individuals? Because it's in Microsoft's financial best interest not to do so, when it's obviously completely possible and not difficult by an organizations standards to do so.

    It's as if you're just another mindless sheep, regurgitating the agenda of someone/something that wants to do you harm xD
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,700   +1,886

    Oh look, a "guest" agreeing with another guest, there's a big ****ing surprise.

    So tell me, do you by the full pro version of Adobe Acrobat, when all you need is the reader? If so you might be the ****** ******* ******* on the planet.

    And by the way, most of what the Soviets found out is this, their economy couldn't support an arms race with the US, and most of the Slavic and Baltic states, plus Afghanistan. outright hated their guts. Did they even manage to hold on to Belarus and the Ukraine?
  7. I see cookies are being discussed too so I'll toss in my 2 cents on that.

    The best option I've found for cookie management / privacy is an application that scans the cookie DBs of the browsers you tell it to manage. You can then designate some domains as favorites so those cookies are retained. Then you can delete all the rest automatically and regularly. You can also delete tracking cookies from your favorite domains so you're just retaining your ID and settings basically.

    The name of the app I use is "Cookie".
  8. You guys talking trash about Ghostery based on this article need to read it again.

    First of all, you can opt out of this. If you don't send anything to Ghostery then it's fine. They aren't doing anything wrong.

    Chill out, if you were using Ghostery for a reason and stopped reading it because of this, you're retarded. Nothing has changed, just turn off sending info the Ghostery.

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