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[–] PotatoFarm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm also using Ghostery, I wonder if this is useful too.

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[–] Tantalus 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I'm using Ghostery, Facebook Disconnect, Noscript, Adblock Plus and HTTPS Evertywhere. Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually making it worse if having more plugins makes my footprint more unique.

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[–] diazepam 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's a valid concern, especially if you're using a fairly rare laptop, like some cheap random Toshiba they only made for six months or whatever. Yes your hardware is used for browser fingerprinting too.

I'm wondering how this one does this:

being able to detect certain kinds of super-cookies and browser fingerprinting

Because that's impressive, Ghostery can't do that, nor can the privacy scripts in uBlock.

Anyway I've not got Ghostery on my new laptop so I'll shove this on there and see if it stops things tracking me more.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ghostery, Disconnect, and Privacy Badger all tackle the same problems in somewhat different ways. I don't think it makes sense to use more than one of them. I've tried all three but am using Privacy Badger because it generally stays out of your way. Ghostery is proprietary, and I've heard rumors that they whitelist some trackers, so I recommend either Disconnect or PB.

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[–] shirtlords 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ghostery makes a ton of money off that plugin.