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Tracker Cookies

Alarming Amount Of Tracker Cookies on DP.

For Mozilla Foxfire users, there is a program in the add-ons called Ghostery. This program blocks all tracker cookies, advertising cookies, widgets Google Analytics, etc...

This add-on shows you the cookies that are attached to the site you are visiting. The DP has a range of 15-29 tracker cookies attached to it at any given time. Ever wonder why you see ads for something you did a search on?

Great program for anyone who wants to preserve some privacy while surfing the net.




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I use this..

There's a reason that the

There's a reason that the right of people to be secure from searches and seizures is in the Bill of Rights, and why this government has tried to violate it in everyday imaginable.

It's a vital right for freedom.

IV.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Look people...

Lest we forget, we have the truth on our side. The more energy we spend "hiding" from the big wide world, the less energy we'll have to expose the lies and spread the truth.

Imagine if you will that if we must have this thing called "government", that the machinations of its actors must be 100% transparent via the internet. Now that would be truly "progressive".

Good luck keeping up the Noble Lie in that scenario.

You need privacy to live

You might have truth on your side, but privacy is hardly needed just for government. Government is bad because a lot of people around you are shit heads too.

The majority of us have had people that have tried to steal our ideas, play office politics, slander us, stolen property, falsely accused us, attempted murders and rapes, drugged us, etc. etc.

All of it based on information they got from you.

I've had all these things happen to me, anyone that has lived long has.

It's all avoidable if you are careful who you know and trust, and what information you give out. Never give out information about yourself. People who know you should be people who love you. Not strangers whom you do not know. Then you really can't protect yourself - you don't even know who will be doing it to you.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Beg to differ

"I've had all these things happen to me, anyone that has lived long has."

I haven't. And I've lived a long and very public life.

This isn't believable.

This isn't believable. You've never even had someone slander you?

Your entitled to be naive and harm yourself that way, but you aren't entitled to try to harm others by pushing foolishness at them.

Bad people push ideas like you don't need to protect yourself.

And they're the first ones that attack victims as well. Such things don't ever happen. Someone should take a baseball bat to them for that. Harming the innocent, the naive, and victims. Our society, government, people are basically good. That didn't really happen!

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Even Jesus Christ

Even Jesus Christ had all these things happen -

They stole from him, slandered him, beat him up, drugged him, tried to search out his sayings, falsely charged him, killed him.

And Jesus Christ didn't do anything.

Good God! Literally. He was God, and they did that to him.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

A if you are doing nothing

"In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson.

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

But I will say

That there are lot of risky things that people do online out of "convenience" that I don't do. So I do understand where you're coming from. It really comes down to what you're doing online.

For example:

Can you imagine Dr. Paul hiding his identity online? Of course not, he wants his ideas to spread.

Can you imagine Dr. Paul doing his banking and trading online from a coffee shop? Of course not. (At least I hope not!)

So why don't you just post

So why don't you just post your real name and address with phone number here if privacy doesn't mean anything?

Also, if you want to be put on a list for drone attacks, and if you work for the government so you wouldn't be put on a such a list anyway.

"Because, after all, government is basically good". Society is basically good. People in the society are basically good. No one would every do anything to harm you. Crime doesn't exist. The one thousand news articles on Daily Paul posted everyday that say otherwise don't exist.

In fact, people are so good, we don't even need government.

"If you ain't doing anything, you wont mind if the TSA rapes you, and your neighbor steals from you". Just give them all your information so they can do it. Where you are, your security devices, etc.

You aren't that foolish. So what is your motive for posting it?

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Alert

A if you are doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide proponent.

Only government fascists have ever made this argument.

Because any godly person with good sense does not want the wicked to know what he is doing. At any time.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

I'm writing a text on this,

I'm writing a text on this, but most anonymous setups, even from people who should know better, won't keep you anonymous from dedicated attacks, like you might find in a dictatorship looking for dissenters to pick off.

Because of fingerprinting, you don't even need to be logged on for a site to make a good guess as to who you are based on what type of articles you pull up, what other sites you visit before you change ip's - assuming you use a vpn or proxie, etc. IE there are probably very few other DP's who use DP, hot rod mag website, and amy's cookies websites, so even if you have everything set, delete your cookies between websites, etc, the fact that it's the same ip, a short space of time, and your the only user that visits all those sites, probably identifies you.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

But to get you started, a

But to get you started, a good setup might have:

A vpn,
A firewall, particular to block phone home programs for this use here;
A number of different browsers hardened, in a virtual disk sandbox like sandboxie; which will work better than cookie managers and see what is going on your harddrive;
a plug-in to change the http headers;
scripting turned off, java, javascript, flash, where possible.

That's not enough though. Anytime you leak any information that might identify you, software updates, logon to a site that has your information - website, google, facebook, twitter, etc your entire session security is compromised at that point - from everything you did on that ip before that time to everything you do in the future - you need to log onto a new ip session and start off. Likewise, if you keep cookies from those sites and or stay logged on, than you are potential compromised everytime you visit a site that has ads..

Likewise, any fingerprinting that could identify you by what you search for. Which means, if you really want to be anonymous, you should change IP's for every new website you log onto, and for a forum like this, ideally, every post page. Else, you will build up a profile by what you read that is different from what other people read. And if you ever - at anytime in the past or future, have your real information linked to that profile, you might be found by your habits in the future, or linked to any records in the past. And because of the advertising, it doesn't just have to be the forum owner that knows your information habits, every advertising, and any fortune 500, fortune 1000, or person who pays for that data between post pages has it too.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Helpful small list, not complete

1) VPN services
https://torrentfreak.com/vpn-services-that-take-your-anonymi...
2) Sandboxing
http://www.sandboxie.com/
Commodo firewall has one built into their newest version as well, but I don't like it as much.
3) http://www.truecrypt.org/
4) https://www.startpage.com/

If you really want to get a good system, I'd probably switch off windows and go to linux, use live and usb boot disks, virtual machines, disk images, etc - on top of that.

And on and on. You'll be surprised at how hard it is to REALLY have privacy the more you research this.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

anyone familiar with Cocoon?

It's a firefox add-on that channels all your surfing through the Cocoon proxy.

I was wondering if anyone knew if Cocoon is successful at blocking all these cookies and protecting your privacy. Their website is getcocoon.com. They make some big claims but I don't know how genuinely true they are.

TIA!

a good article on the subject

http://anarchei.me/post/18543605786/forget-google-get-duckdu...

chromium seems to be exceptional. lighter than chrome. better than firefox.

just my experience.

Speaking of anonymity...

does anyone here regularly use TOR? I'm a relatively new Ubuntu/Linux user, I don't really know much about security on Linux, and I'm not sure if I should even risk using TOR. Are there better ways?

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A common sense take on politics and current events.

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You mean the Tor...

that was developed by the US military and is nearly completely currently funded by the US State Department? Google 'Tor US State Department"

And the Tor that is completely traceable and that various govts and law enforcement agencies have developed tracing scripts for? Google "tor tracing"

And the same tor used to provide "anonymity" (haha) for bitcoin transaction... :p

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~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Tor

I personally think its a good idea to use Tor when necessary but in most scenarios for web browsing NoScript and Ghostly are two privacy apps you want to add-on.

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

maybe i was using it wrong

but noscript seemed to make regular browsing more difficult. to the point of being a hassle, really.

does it slow you down too?

somewhat

but its good to be able to determine what scripts are allowed to see my information and which ones are not. Not every flash application is necessary and can be utilized to see your information and send it to third parties for advertisement. I do believe Facebook is going through a class action lawsuit over a similar scheme with their Sponsored Stories "like" button settlement.

why else do you suppose Google, Yahoo, and Facebook's services are free? you pay them with your information!

His name is Edward Snowden

What is Capitalism?
http://youtu.be/yNF09pUPypw

???

"Ever wonder why you see ads for something you did a search on?"

I've yet to see an add here for "milfs". (JOKE)

i just smiled....

tks

Bad food, worse weather, please rEVOLution the states so I can bring my family back home!
Rosa Koire for for President!

I use

DoNotTrackMe with firefox, seems to work well.

The bold effort the present bank had made to control the government ... are but premonitions of the fate that await the American people should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution or the establishment of another like it-Andrew Jackson

I have DNT installed as well

Doesn't seem to like working alongside my other add-ons, though, so I have it disabled.

I use a combination of add-ons

Cookie Monster
NoScript
RequestPolicy

I tried Ghostery but found that I like the other mash-up better. No biggie, of course, diff-strokes-diff-folks.

Perhaps certain questions could be directed toward dailypaul.com staff.

Collusion

Collusion -http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/new-firefox-plugin-shows-you-whos-tracking-your-web-browsing/

I know of them, disapointed that you need cookies in order to log in, as im sure there must be another way to log in a session.

The only problem with ghostery, is that not all platforms have it

There is another firfox add on that tells you which sites are tracking and through who, in a visual representation, its called collusion

A little about it on above link

collusion

Thanks...I'm trying playing with that program right now. I think I like it, thanks for the info

OK then:

How do you remove it if you don't like it?

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I love my country
I am appalled by my government

OP tells you how in the text.

OP tells you how in the text. this isnt one of those 'i have a right to choose' options. when you visit a website you are at the mercy of the web developer to ensure that its utilized web technologies are being used ethically and in good faith. 3rd party scripts and cookies offer no such promises. but id imagine it is a large part of getting revenue to run/maintain the site.