What is Do Not Track? An illustrated guide


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The awesome private search engine DuckDuckGo recently released a simple explanatory page about Do Not Track. They’re great at taking complicated technology topics and making them really easy to understand, like how Google tracks all your searches, and this one is no exception.

Here’s the big takeaway: You’d think turning on the “Do Not Track” setting in your browser would make the Web sites you visit not track you. It doesn’t.

That’s why you need a tool like DoNotTrackMe to actually stop advertisers and other third parties from collecting your personal data online. Combine that with a private search engine like DuckDuckGo, and you’re seriously reducing your online footprint.


4 Replies to “What is Do Not Track? An illustrated guide”

  1. Jeff says:

    Thanks for the Info i learn something new everyday this i will add to the list of more important things when it comes to anonymity+security which i do hold as IMPORTANT!

    Thanks Again


  2. marco says:

    es interesante hay que probarlo! buena recomendacion se agradece!!

  3. a porter says:

    More than a “beginner” to this whole net thing, I am a 70 y.o. “embryo!” Fear of being spied on by the “monster’s” out there, but not having anyone to guide me, i happened on DNT+.

    It is amazing how many attempts to track me DNT+ has blocked when I click on the icon to see if anyone is trying to track me, wondering why anyone would be interested in little old me.

    Thank you. A.

    p.s. Any suggestions on a software that would “erase” the keys I type, especially for all the times i type my master password or any other I use often? my security pack is Norton Net Security.

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