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Forum topic by Les posted 03-06-2012 02:13 PM 894 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Les

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03-06-2012 02:13 PM

Why does this site allow data mining by those not associated with your site? I get constant notice from my blocking program. Can you please look into this and let me know.

Les

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 02:17 PM

Les,
What blocking program are you using? I use Google Ad Block and get no messages. Or, am I on the wrong track, here?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 05:27 PM

Gene,

I am using a program called “No Tracks”, it was recommended by the PC guru in our local paper. If you go to notracks.com you can download a free trial and check it out. It expires after 7 days if you don’t like it. It is $19.95 for 3 computer if you do. I just saw it in the paper and thought I would try it. Suit yourself.

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 05:46 PM

just wait until your medical records are all online.

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 06:48 PM

Les,
Google Ad blocker blocks the ads from showing on forums and some other sites. But I don’t know if it prevents tracking. You can tell, I’m computer illiterate.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 06:53 PM

Does anybody else see the irony of Google providing data blocking services?

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 07:06 PM

Google does not provide any adblocking services; Google’s Chrome browser (and firefox, and many other browsers) allow third-party extensions such as adblocker. In this case, I imagine that “Goodle AdBlocker” refers to an adblocker applied to Google Chrome.

Adblockers are great not only because you don’t see the ads, but because advertisers cannot track you since you never even download their ad.

Adblockers are terrible because, if you don’t download the ad, the hosting site (ie LumberJocks.com) does not get revenue from the advertisers.

Cheers,
Kernal

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 10:21 PM

Blocking ads is but one part of the equation – a valid part, but still just one part. You don’t see the ads, but all the analysis about you and your habits is still going on. In conjunction with blocking the ads you could consider deploying something that blocks all the “big brother is watching” sort of tracking activity that’s going on everywhere – TACO on FireFox is a good example.

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 10:31 PM

I use Ghostery, and it lists 8 trackers on this site.

Remember though, the Mods may not even be AWARE of them. They are coming in with the advertisers.

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