Author Topic: What privacy add-on you trust more - commercial Ghostery or EFF's PrivacyBadger?  (Read 3215 times)

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Offline polonus

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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?

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...but I trust EFF policies better.

What are your user opinions here?
Hi Pol, I agree. Cheers
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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.
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