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images“Every time you use the web, companies are watching, collecting, and storing info about you and your web activity.

DoNotTrackMe (DNTMe) is free privacy software that prevents online tracking and improves your security on the Internet.

DNTMe blocks hundreds of online trackers on millions of sites, and is rated “Spectacular” by CNET.

When you’re using DNTMe:

– View the number of trackers you’re blocking like Facebook and Google Analytics.
– Block cookies that store your info.
– Block ads with tracking capability, including annoying ads that seem to follow you everywhere you go.
– Get privacy alerts when we have news or tips about the site you’re visiting. For example, if Facebook changes their privacy policy, you’ll get an alert the next time you visit Facebook.

Your privacy:
DNTMe is a tool that that prevents online tracking, so naturally, we don’t collect any data about our users.

Questions?
Check out the FAQs or support page.

*Note- Do Not Track Me was previously called DoNotTrackPlus or Do Not Track Plus.”

Get DoNotTrackMe here

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rs3Did you know that buttons like these allow Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and others to track your online browsing site Activities On Every One of These That includes buttons, even if you never click the buttons and (in some browsers) Even If You Have third -party cookies disabled?

ShareMeNot is a browser extension designed to Prevent third-party buttons (Such as Facebook’s “Like” button or Twitter’s “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you Until you actually click on them. Unlike traditional solutions, ShareMeNot does this without completely removing the buttons from the web experience.

Note That this extension is part of a research project and not targeted for general use. We welcome your feedback and will use it to Improve our tool.

ShareMeNot can be downloaded here

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From Digital Trends

The Web is a dangerous place for privacy. Here, a list of the companies that are tracking your Web activity on the top 100 most-visited websites in the United States.

It’s no secret: Every move you make on the Web is being tracked, recorded, compiled, and used to sell advertising or otherwise finance the sites that we all know and love.

But such activity has come under increasing scrutiny from privacy advocates, and even the U.S. government. Which got me thinking: What are these companies that are doing the tracking? And which websites are they using to gather this information? Using two of the most popular anti-tracking extensions, Ghostery and Do Not Track Plus, I visited each of the top 100 most-visited websites in the U.S., according to Alexa, to dig a bit deeper into this whole tracking debacle.

In total, about 125 different companies or company products are used to track your online activity through the top 100 sites. Many of these are simple advertising networks — but others are particularly nefarious. To get a better sense of what each of these companies are, I reached out to attorney Sarah Downey, a privacy strategist for Abine, which created Do Not Track Plus. Based on her extensive research, here are some of the companies you should be most concerned about.

Read the full article here

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Take control of your data

We recognize the importance of transparency and our mission is all about empowering users — both with tools and with information.

The Ford Foundation is supporting Mozilla to develop the Collusion add-on so it will enable users to not only see who is tracking them across the Web, but also to turn that tracking off when they want to.

Telling the global tracking story

Your data can be part of the larger story. When we launch the full version of Collusion, it will allow you to opt-in to sharing your anonymous data in a global database of web tracker data. We’ll combine all that information and make it available to help researchers, journalists, and others analyze and explain how data is tracked on the web.

Building user awareness

Through our work with the Ford Foundation, we’ll be building outreach campaigns to help people understand online data tracking — both the benefits and the issues — so they can make their own choices about how they want to be tracked (or choose not to be tracked at all).

Collusion is about choice

Not all tracking is bad. Many services rely on user data to provide relevant content and enhance your online experience. But most tracking happens without users’ consent and without their knowledge. That’s not okay. It should be you who decides when, how and if you want to be tracked. Collusion will be a powerful tool to help you do that.Get Collusion here.

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