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Old 02-12-2021, 12:19 PM   #1
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Too many web trackers

FRF is among the top sites for web trackers in my privacy report. Many users may not be aware of this and are being tracked across their web site usages. Many may not have access to tracking blockers, or may not know how to turn them on.
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:28 PM   #2
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FRF is one of many web sites built on a platform owned by Social Knowledge, LLC

All of the ads and the associated tracking are determined by Social Knowledge, LLC and the terms of use lay out member privacy expectations.

https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...k&page=privacy

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Old 02-12-2021, 01:28 PM   #3
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This is why I use the Brave web browser. It blocks most trackers and maintains probably the most privacy of all web browsers. One great benefit is that because of this, it's able to bypass many paywalls as well such as thr Chicago Tribune website.
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:05 PM   #4
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firefox. set privacy to strict, set websites "do not track" to "always" and enjoy the add free ride


of course most of the "click bait" trash news site will pop up a message about turning off your blocker, but here usually is a click for continue without shutting off add blocker. (if not close that page)
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Old 02-12-2021, 03:21 PM   #5
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I run Script Safe in Chrome. It allows me to choose which scripts run. I do not allow trackers. I also run Ghostery and Blur in Chrome. This trifecta really cuts down on the tracking.
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:51 PM   #6
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Apple's Safari also has in preferences (privacy) to block ad trackers. On my iPad they report how many they have blocked. Amazing so much of this goes on without our knowledge.
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Old 02-13-2021, 01:58 PM   #7
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Are you certain the trackers are from FRF and not your browser.
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Old 02-13-2021, 02:07 PM   #8
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FRF is among the top sites for web trackers in my privacy report. Many users may not be aware of this and are being tracked across their web site usages. Many may not have access to tracking blockers, or may not know how to turn them on.
Interesting report for you. Overall on the internet, this is where trackers are. I go out of my way to avoid Google because of this:


The Most Prevalent Trackers On The Internet

Google Analytics: 45.3% of web traffic
Google Static: 36.7% of web traffic
Google Tag Manager: 35.7% of web traffic
Google Fonts: 27.5% of web traffic
Google: 26.5% of web traffic
Facebook: 24.9% of web traffic
DoubleClick: 22.2% of web traffic
Google APIs: 15.4% of web traffic
Google AdServices: 10% of web traffic
YouTube: 9.7% of web traffic
Twitter: 9.7% of web traffic
ScoreCard Research: 9.4% of web traffic
Amazon Adsystem: 8% of web traffic
CloudFlare: 7.6% of web traffic
Google Syndication: 7.6% of web traffic
Google User Content: 7.3% of web traffic
Google Photos: 6.9% of web traffic
Amazon CloudFront: 6.8% of web traffic
Criteo: 6.1% of web traffic
New Relic: 5.5% of web traffic

Google takes up more than half of the top 20 trackers on the internet. In fact, Google has some sort of tracker on an astonishing 82 percent of web traffic.
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:10 PM   #9
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If you use the internet for anything, you are tracked, monitored, and analyzed. Your action history is stored on multiple servers.
You can use all the blockers you want and avoid certain sites, but you will still be tracked by someone, somewhere.
Data analytics used to be part of my job pre-retirement. It always amazed me what I found and where I found it. I can only imagine it is much more sophisticated now.
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Old 02-13-2021, 04:57 PM   #10
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Face it folks, in this information age you're going to be tracked one way or another. Probably the biggest "tracker" out there is Amazon. Credit/Debit cards, store club rewards cards, cell phones, auto repair services, and even your State DMV. The only way to avoid is it is to "go off the grid".
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Where can I get a XL tinfoil hat.
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Where can I get a XL tinfoil hat.
https://www.amazon.com/Archie-McPhee...3260243&sr=8-2
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Thanks for the info Flybob. After reading the reviews for the hat I found it was made of MYLAR and made in China. This brings all kind of problems. I have read about all the China tire bomb problems. Now my brainwaves would be spread all across China. I would feel sorry for the Chinese. Has anybody else bought this hat what is the opinion.
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Where can I get a XL tinfoil hat.
Save money and just line the inside of one of your favorite caps. For more protection get one of those "Midwest Farmer Flap Hats" and insert the foil in the lining. That will give you more "back of the neck and ear" protection from those radio waves. Also keep others from reading your thoughts.


As for me, I could care less who tracks me. I gave up worrying back when I worked briefly for a government contractor and had to give fingerprints etc. This contractor also required a medical exam, blood, and urine. I asked if they also wanted a stool sample and they said no, they already had enough from other sources (Gov., Unions, Activists )
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Old 02-14-2021, 01:08 PM   #15
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Surfshark a VPN (Virtual Private Network) that hides who you are and where you go. Its cheap at only $2.50 a month including an add blocker.

No ads, faster speeds and anonymous browsing, access to Netflix from other countries which have shows not available in the US
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