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Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:29 pm
by ADBFan
http://www.ghacks.net/2016/11/01/browsing-history-sold/
Add-on companies are selling the browsing history of millions of users to third-parties according to a report that aired on German national TV.

Original German Article:
http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/netzwelt/ ... tz100.html

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:33 pm
by smed79

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:40 pm
by mapx
https://adblockplus.org/

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Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:56 am
by Marco
Any suggestions for an honest replacement? There was comfort in green circles.

Ouch, huh?

Thank you.

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 4:00 am
by lewisje
ABP is honest.

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:01 am
by Marco
I know that. I have been using it for a decade.
It doesn't replace up-front knowledge that other people have given a particular website a green, yellow, gray, or red circle.

Thank you.

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 4:38 pm
by lewisje
oh, you mean an honest replacement for WOT

idk then

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:10 am
by Marco
Yes, I was.

Is that an I don't know?

Seems to be okay browsing with Firefox, HTTPS Everywhere, and ABP.
I had Privacy Badger https://www.eff.org/, but seemed to have too many conflicts.
They are really receptive and prompt about responding to issues.
Don't know why I had issues, because I know it is almost never ABP.

At any rate, I highly recommend all that EFF does.
I suggest checking out Projects on right side.

Had these/those programs a lot longer than WOT.
Thank you.

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:20 am
by lewisje
That was an "I don't know", as in "I don't know any alternative to WOT at all, let alone an honest one."

Re: Did you sell your user browsing history?

PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:48 pm
by Marco
Thank you.