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0answers
32 views

Blocking cross-domain requests to Google form other sites

Is there some kind of Firefox addon which allows blocking cross-domain requests to a website? I want to universally block all requests to *.google.* from any other website unless I explicitly visit ...
3
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1answer
178 views

This Google cookie is indestructable

I don't use any Google services directly and have Google's safebrowsing support disabled. Yet, this PREF cookie for Ā°.google.com which appears to have a unique identifier is unremovable. It restores ...
4
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1answer
83 views

How does a mobile site get to know which mobile operator I'm using?

I was browsing internet from my mobile, and I noticed that mobile site were showing ads specific to the mobile operator that I was using. I switched the sim card of a different mobile operator and ...
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15answers
3k views

Removing all Facebook evidence from a PC

My wife currently accesses her Facebook account from two computers, her PC and my laptop. During the course of her Facebook activities she has gradually accumulated a number of 'link-ins' from various ...
3
votes
2answers
171 views

Where can you see the data that's been recorded by a tracking cookie?

I've always read that cookies can, and do, store sensitive information such as OTHER websites that you've visited outside the one to which the cookie belongs. I've started to read up about it and can ...
5
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3answers
943 views

How to remove tracking cookies

I am looking for a tool that will be able to (ideally) proactively block tracking cookies in a browser as I don't really like to see the relevant ad from the sites I visited on other web sites. After ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Is Norton Web Safe tracking my browsing?

My new computer came with Norton Internet Security 2011, which comes with Norton Web Safe. I installed Firefox 4, which is showing a Norton toolbar, and now I'm seeing Norton rating each page I visit ...
2
votes
3answers
513 views

Do Google and Facebook keep track of the sites I browse outside of their own sites?

I've noticed that on a lot of news sites and stuff, there is that icon that says "Share with Facebook" and sometimes even information about friends that have commented on the particular news article. ...
3
votes
2answers
264 views

How does the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature work?

What is so special about the new IE9 Anti-Tracking feature? What does this have to do with W3C compliance and HTML5? Isn't this just a browser feature? As I understand it, it is a normal blocklist ...
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12answers
3k views

Keeping websites from knowing where I live

This questions is related to issues and practicality, not security. I live in Brazil and, apparently, every single website I visit knows about it. Usually that's okay. But there are quite a few ...