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Blocking site trackers


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TACPDN

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Yes, I know they're not harmful or pose any real privacy concerns, but I'm still a privacy freak and would like to at least know how to block site trackers from seeing the city/state where I came from. Is there any way of doing this without resorting to putting them in my hosts file? (or using a proxy. I don't even know how to set up proxies or anything either, I guess it might be useful to know) I already have a bunch of tracking sites in my hosts file, but there are a lot of them and there's no way I can add them all.

I know you can stop webmasters from seeing the website that referred you, so I'm hoping there's something simple like that. I'm using the latest Firefox.

Any other tips on increasing privacy are welcome.

Thanks!
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Try "SpywareBlaster". It's free and every PC should be running it:

http://www.javacools...areblaster.html
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Cool, I installed it already. I like it's prevention approach (vs. fix approach). I used to have ad-aware, but then I switched to spybot. Neither of them ever found/find anything bad (just stuff like doubleclick.com and stuff, which I now have in my hosts file).
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like to at least know how to block site trackers from seeing the city/state where I came from.

Even if you hide this info, the webmaster can still do a trace on your IP addy, if desired.
Block third party referrer cookies, if your software allows, to prevent the webmaster from knowing what link brought you in to the site.
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