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 regular

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    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

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    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. D.T. macrumors 603

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  4. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Pretty much what everyone said above especially Ghostery. Also you can look into TOR....
     
  5. lasloduncan thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks all i noted there were no suggestions for disabling javascript?- I am confused if that is an option or not?
     
  6. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  7. D.T. macrumors 603

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    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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