is there a way to surf the web without irrelevant results adv and tracking

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lasloduncan, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. lasloduncan macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2015
    in other words-the commercialization, tracking, unnecessary snooping, non relevant search results, adv's on and on- have worn me down to the point of considering going to the very private search results methods --that I am certain have some legal type and unknown to me, risks,- associated with them-
    The key word here "unknown" to me. So, wary of doing it without some "expert" advice from members. thank you very much-
  2. Fynd macrumors 6502

    Aug 11, 2010
    Switch to DuckDuckGo for your search engine, start using ad/content blockers and use them to limit tracking, opt-out of any tracking you're into by default (Google, Facebook).
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G5


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Pretty much what everyone said above especially Ghostery. Also you can look into TOR....
  4. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors 6502


    Mar 2, 2015
    thanks all i noted there were no suggestions for disabling javascript?- I am confused if that is an option or not?
  5. Zenithal macrumors G3

    Sep 10, 2009
    Because Ghostery and similar tools will prevent that from running. I actually use something called UBlock Origin and it's quite nice and much more customization than most other ad blocking software. I felt Ghostery would slow down my computer even if I was using a 64 Bit browser and have 64 GB of RAM.
  6. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Ghostery doesn't disable Javascript globally, heck, 98% of the sites you surf would be non-operable without JS. It does prevent very specific tracking Javascript from running, some of which is injected dynamically from ad engines.

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