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I was not really sure where I should put this so if a mod thinks this does not belong here, please move it to the appropriate place, thanks.

The other day when I was browsing through a thread on Neowin, (The one where people whinge about the site being slow) one of the posters suggested that people use Collusion to prevent sites tracking your browsing habits and this is what I found and for me, it is rather an eye opener!


[b]neowin.net[/b]

[b]When you visit this site (neowin.net) these are the sites that are informed![/b]

gstatic.com
google.com
cloudfront.net
google-analytics.com
facebook.net
twitter.com
youtube.com
com.com
gravatar.com
ajax.googleapis.com
buysellads.com
netshelter.net
vladstudio.com
imgur.com
chzbgr.com
ompldr.org
reddit.com
imageshack.us
intellitxt.com
imgf.tw
academic.ru
images-amazon.com
softpedia-static.com
mercador.ro
gdgt.com
mobilephonehistory.co.uk
mobilegazette.com
nokiamuseum.info
wikimedia.org
compu-seite.de
bp.blogspot.com
arqhys.com
saidaonline.com
amazonaws.com
productwiki.com
ggpht.com
mytrendyphone.co.uk
photobucket.com
tqn.com
twimg.com
sodahead.com
haggistech.co.uk
extragsm.com
hypertext.net

Some of them anyway, more than what I have in my list!

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That's quite a list!

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It's unavoidable. The majority of those sources are likely embedded images hosted on 3rd party servers. A simple add-on like [url="https://www.ghostery.com/"]Ghostery[/url] and something to block [url="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referer"]referrers[/url] will do much to boost your privacy online.

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Ghostery for the win.

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[quote name='Eddie7' timestamp='1354670015' post='595369068']
Ghostery for the win.
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Yeah this looks like a very handy addon, thanks for the tip! Installed on both Home & Work PC.

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