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"Do Not Track" Switch Ineffective, According to Gizmodo


According to this Gizmodo post, the "Do Not Track" switch you might have seen in your browser settings is nothing but a placebo. You might have enabled it with the hope that it might be honored, but nobody -- not Google, not Facebook, nobody at all gives a shit about whether you want to be tracked or not.

Sites you visit will track you whether you want them to or not, unless you do the following:

* Block cookies
* Block ads
* Block JavaScript

You should understand, however, that blocking cookies and JavaScript will break much of the commercial Web and render most web apps nonfunctional. You may have to add exceptions for sites you need to use despite their contempt for your right to be left alone.

#web #advertising #tracking #surveillancecapitalism #spyware #javascript #adblock #cookies

Not the first time I've been led down the garden path.



Please take fifteen minutes today and make sure you have a proper backup/emergency kit for your password manager!

If you can, place it offsite.

You’ll thank me later.



RT @BoingBoing: “EPSON is teaching the internet NOT to install security updates,” says Cory @doctorow. https://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/sleazy-output.html

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/BoingBoing/status/1052386284470190080
Epson is teaching the internet not to install security updates