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Firefox is slow and reason is trackers & ghostery

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In the past I used to think why Firefox can be slow when it's loading pages. Now I've found something that makes a noticeable difference: the addon "ghostery" that blocks "trackers," which their website defines as
page elements - scripts, pixels, iframes, etc. - that are normally invisible to the user. What "trackers" seem to be all about is marketing, and apparently they've been wasting a lot of my time.
http://www.ghostery.com

What's especially interesting to me is a list that shows the trackers that have been blocked for each website I visit. For example, the intro page for cnn.com includes 20 such unwanted visitors with names like "Audience Science," "Dynamic Science," and "Scorecard Research."

posted Jul 14, 2013 by anonymous

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Just to say +1 for ghostery!
Since the prism revelations I am 'trying' to prevent the general  scooping of data, to at least make em work for it!

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I just installed it, and it seems to work, but who is it sending data back to? Just asking, but I always have the TANSTAAFL principle in mind.

answer Jul 14, 2013 by anonymous
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