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Disconnect - Private Browsing (Add-on/Extension)


Andavari

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I saw DIsconnect - Private Browsing being used last night on 60 Minutes and how people need to use something like this when online, I already knew the need for it but many people don't. I decided to try it out and have only used it very briefly. Basically it does what Ghostery and similar do by blocking trackers, etc. It has a cool animation of the trackers, etc., on a given page in Chrome-based browsers (but not in Firefox yet).

 

The GUI of it in Firefox needs some work, such as the very small text in some areas, etc., and lack of the animation of trackers which is supposedly coming soon, using the Chrome-based version first must have spoiled me since it looks better.

 

Here's a YouTube video of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKQ5NLY-0Y4

 

Homepage:

https://disconnect.me/

 

Firefox Add-on Page:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/disconnect/

 

Chrome Web Store Page:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/disconnect/jeoacafpbcihiomhlakheieifhpjdfeo?hl=en

 

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Edit:

 

Just noticed how it isn't connecting to ad/tracker sites already blocked by my HOSTS file, it shows them as crossed out.  :)

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Gave it a whirl about 12 months ago and although it, in itself, was good, I couldn't figure out why I needed it when I had AdBlock+, Ghostery and the HOSTS file.

Found NoScript also very good but just a little too zealous, which was fine as that is it's job after all.  But it was too intrusive for me for continual usage - I keep coming back to it every now and then.

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For me it doesn't block anymore than the layered security I already had in place, so I've removed it in both Firefox and Dragon.

I've been trying it for a couple of days now.  I kind of like it.

Never used any hosts file or adblockers before, would never have thought about it except for this topic. 

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