Author Topic: What privacy add-on you trust more - commercial Ghostery or EFF's PrivacyBadger?  (Read 2276 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline polonus

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Probably Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 32703
  • malware fighter
Hi avast support forum users,

Ghostery now gone over onto open source. After Cliqz achieved it, I trusted  it even less.

In Pi-hole this home calling communication being blocked: 2018-03-09 13:09:31   
IPv4   ghostery-collector.ghostery.com   192.168.1.xxx
2018-03-09 13:09:13   IPv4   ghostery-collector.ghostery.com   192.168.1.xxx
2018-03-09 13:09:13   IPv4   ghostery-collector.ghostery.com   192.168.1.xxx
2018-03-09 13:09:11   IPv4   ghostery-collector.ghostery.com   192.168.1.xxx
2018-03-09 13:09:11   IPv4   ghostery-collector.ghostery.com   192.168.1.xxx

Maybe the open source analysis will bring back the trust to Ghostery's?

In my browser I work Privacy Badger, also it is a bit harsh on the old cycles, but I trust EFF policies better.

What are your user opinions here?

polonus
Cybersecurity is more of an attitude than anything else. Avast Evangelists.

Use NoScript, a limited user account and a virtual machine and be safe(r)!

Offline Asyn

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 66907
    • >>>  Avast Forum - Deutschsprachiger Bereich  <<<
...but I trust EFF policies better.

What are your user opinions here?
Hi Pol, I agree. Cheers
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.8.2429.Beta4 [UI.562] - CC 5.72 - EEK - FF ESR 78.3 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 68.12 - SB/CP/SL/DU.BC
Deutschsprachiger Bereich -> Avast Wissenswertes (Downloads, Anleitungen & Infos): https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=60523.0

Offline DavidR

  • Avast Überevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83802
  • No support PMs thanks
I don't use either.

A long time ago when I tried Ghostery it clashed with another add-on.

I believe uBlock Origin and uMatrix would help with this also.  Firefox also has Privacy options, I never accept 3rd party cookies and temp cookies are removed when the browser is closed.  I also use CookieMonster.

But, as has been said many times, don't expect privacy on the internet, don't post anything on the internet that you don't want anyone to see/have/use.  I have never signed up to any social networking site either.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 2004 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.7.2425 (build 20.7.5568.598) UI-1.0.558/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro