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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!

neowin.net

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

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 Ghostery and something to block referrers will do much to boost your privacy online.

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Ghostery for the win.

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Ghostery for the win.

Yeah this looks like a very handy addon, thanks for the tip! Installed on both Home & Work PC.

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