Re: Privacy Badger question
- Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:00:54 -0700
- From: Jeff Barnett <jbbrus@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Privacy Badger question
Michael Singh wrote on 1/10/2018 2:14 PM:
From my understanding, this extension observes the behaviors of scripts
on the websites you visit before making a decision on whether they are
trackers or not.
So it could possibly be that you have not used the extension long enough.
I've used it o0n and off for a fair while and as far as I can tell by
casual observation, it forms its opinion in the first few seconds of a
web site visit. A few days/week ago, Google showed a lot of tracking
then ... nothing.
On 01/10/2018 01:02 PM, Jeff Barnett wrote:
Caver1 wrote on 1/10/2018 1:18 PM:
On 01/10/2018 02:16 PM, Jeff Barnett wrote:
I use Privacy Badger with the latest version of FF on a Windows 7
machine. Lately I've noticed that it proclaims the google.com search
pages to have zero(0) trackers! I've noticed also that other
badly behaving sites are similarly showing no trackers. So my question:
Is the reason for this cosmic observation
1. Google and others have reformed;
2. Google and others have found ways to defeat Privacy Badger; or
3. Currently released Privacy Badger has serious bugs.
I hope this is the right group for this question.
Do you have any other extensions that also block trackers, such as
It's a possibility that there are blocking the trackers before
Privacy Badger kicks in so it doesn't see any.
No I don't. In addition to Privacy Badger I only load "Fakespot" which
is used to evaluate review quality on Amazon products. Theme is just
the builtin stuff that comes with FF and only the three plugins that
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