April 30, 2007

track me not!

Filed under: browser,firefox,google,privacy — admin @ 4:05 pm

That search engines are covering and analyzing your search queries for a better ad and other nonsense placement is a well known fact. So some people have started an interesting project: Track me not. A Firefox plugin which sends dummy queries to selected search engines.

From their Webpage:

TrackMeNot runs in Firefox as a low-priority background process that periodically issues randomized search-queries to popular search engines, e.g., AOL, Yahoo!, Google, and MSN. It hides users’ actual search trails in a cloud of ‘ghost’ queries, significantly increasing the difficulty of aggregating such data into accurate or identifying user profiles.

Nice tool, give it a try and test it!

Get it here

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