Free Software to Prevent Internet Tracking

by DanB

I recently installed a program in my web browsers to help stop all of the behind the scenes tracking of my online activities. So far it has worked well and I am recommending it to you as well. This software is free and is called Do Not Track Plus. You can find it at this URL:

http://www.abine.com/dntdetail.php

I made this little movie so you can see how it works in action.

Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.

If privacy on the Internet is a concern to you give this program a try. After you use it a bit let me know your experience in the comments below.

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  • andy

    You need to read this: Why Do Not Track is worse than a miserable failure

  • Jerry

    I can’t get it to work.  It sets no icon in the tool bar. It says it’s there but it’s not.

  • http://www.tnpcnews.com/ DanB

     Check the company’s FAQ:

    http://www.abine.com/dntp/faq.php

    They answer that question and lots more including different ways to use the software to block tracking.

  • http://www.tnpcnews.com/ DanB

     I agree that the concept of Do Not Track is as useless as the Do Not Call list. But I support attempts to chip away at the problem.

  • P.A.U.L.

    Shame they haven’t made it available for the Opera browser. One of the reasons I have never joined Farcebook is because of the loss of privacy. Obviously 2 billion (or so) people in the world don’t give a sh*t, but I certainly do. But that is disturbing that  on websites that have a Farcebook logo that means you are being tracked.

    On a separate issue, I am so p*ssed off with websites the play videos without your express consent. When I went cable 5 years ago 4 gigabytes of traffic was ample. Now I struggle to stay under 20 gigabytes. Do you know of a browser where you have to actively click a button (or something) to activate video (especially) and audio? You used to have this capability with IE4 and earlier. Maybe IE5 too.

  • http://profiles.google.com/princesjinifer Micah Butler

    Both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have that click to play feature built in. It does prevent some things from working though, but I have always found a work around.

  • http://www.tnpcnews.com/ DanB

    What are some examples of work arounds that you have found?

  • http://profiles.google.com/princesjinifer Micah Butler

    The two that I use, is to find where I can enable HTML5 vs Flash, so that they are not blocked. and if that doesn’t work then I just use another browser.

  • http://www.tnpcnews.com/ DanB

    how would you identify that situation?

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