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Browser Leakage

Is your browser leaking your information to the web?

When you browse the web, small beacons (trackers) are spying on your online activities. Even though such trackers are invisible, they collect information about you such as which pages you visit, which buttons clicked, and what text you typed.

This information is often used to show you targeted advertisements and may require you to pay a higher price during online shopping depending on the collected information.

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I was impressed with the results I got! But then again, I do my very best to steer clear from useless sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. It adds nothing to the intellect. They are detrimental to the human condition, a huge distraction from things that really matter.

Anyway, nice results! ;-)

Browser Tracking

A simple action won't help you get such results, you'll need to fine tune several aspects of your "box". But by no means this means you are truly untraceable.

On my end I have an application firewall running (Little Snitch), I also have OS X's firewall ON and configured.

Additionally I have a huge list of nefarious/intrusive domains in my /etc/hosts file, that prevents sites from accessing major sign-in APIs url, such as Google, Apple, MS, Oracle, Adobe, and so on. This is the main jewel that is stoping the tracking on it's proverbial tracks.

The list can be found here: Hosts List

And the script that controls it is inside our simple bash script (host routine): Hosts Script

Also avoid dubious/unknown browser extensions. They can be a royal source of snitching.