Posts Tagged ‘disconnect’

Firefox Tracking Protection Decreases Page Load Times by 44%

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Improved privacy is definitely a good thing … but faster page load times are even better.

Mozilla launched Tracking Protection, a new feature to block trackers on the web automatically, in Firefox Nightly back in November 2014. The feature, turned off by default, needs to be enabled before it becomes available in the browser. To do so, load about:config in the browser’s address bar and hit enter, and confirm that you will be careful. Search for privacy.trackingprotection.enabled and double-click the preference to set it to true to enable it in the browser.

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Disable Major Third Party Tracking Services with Disconnect for Chrome

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

If you’re concerned about privacy, then this is a pretty useful add-on for Chrome …

Facebook Blocker which I reviewed yesterday made sure that some Facebook scripts cannot be executed on third party websites. That’s helpful among other things to disable tracking by the popular social networking site. The problem with the extension? It only covers Facebook when there are hundreds of other companies and services that do the same.

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