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Privacy

Tracking company Mixpanel knows who you are… yes, you specifically

Next up in our coverage of specific tracking companies we’ve added to DoNotTrackMe’s block list is Mixpanel. What’s most unique and concerning about Mixpanel from a privacy perspective is that they advertise that they can tie their incredibly detailed tracking data to specific individuals. Although it happens and it’s certainly been done before, advertisers typically […]

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Why the loss of online privacy will kill free speech

A few months back, an advertising executive argued that more online privacy would kill free speech. Richard Frankel, president of the advertising company Rocket Fuel, titled the post “How the Do Not Track Plan Will Ultimately Kill Free Speech.” It’s understandable that advertisers are so resistant to the concept of Do Not Track – it […]

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Online tracking 101: an infographic

Online tracking is everywhere, but it’s not that easy to understand. Why? It’s invisible without a privacy tool like DoNotTrackMe, it’s carried about by hundreds of different companies you’ve probably never heard of, it happens through all sorts of tracking technologies from cookies to JavaScript code, and the dangers of it aren’t immediately clear. Every […]

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It keeps getting better: DNTMe is now blocking 28 more trackers

Did you know that we’re always updating DNTMe to block new trackers? You’re seeing this post because one of these updates just happened: we added 28 new trackers to DNTMe’s block list. These updates are free, automatic, and designed to keep you safer and more private online. They happen whenever we add trackers to our […]

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What is Do Not Track? An illustrated guide

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” […]

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