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Using Debian Squeeze. If use firefox with only the addon Ghostery tracker blocker and NoScript (which blocks scripts from websites) in use, no others. Then Ghostery does not, apparently, usually ...
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- 01-31-2012 #1
Cannot block google analytics with ghostery firefox addon with noscrip
Using Debian Squeeze. If use firefox with only the addon Ghostery tracker blocker and NoScript (which blocks scripts from websites) in use, no others. Then Ghostery does not, apparently, usually block the horrid tracker Google Analytics. Ghostery does block Google Analytics in the absense of NoScript.
Anyone else have this problem? Any thoughts?
- 02-03-2012 #2
Is the answer to modify /etc/hosts a la How to block your browser from sending information to Google Analytics - a great resource for How To's from Wikia
127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 debian.domain.org debian # The following lines are desirable for IPv6 capable hosts ::1 ip6-localhost ip6-loopback fe00::0 ip6-localnet ff00::0 ip6-mcastprefix ff02::1 ip6-allnodes ff02::2 ip6-allrouters # My filters 127.0.0.1 www.google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 google-analytics.com 127.0.0.1 ssl.google-analytics.com
- 02-03-2012 #3
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- 02-03-2012 #5
Great thanks both. Put in the said file of a long list of nasties. The addon BitDefender still reports Google Analyticis on this page, for example, while the addon Ghostery does not claim to have blocked it, but says it has blocked 4 other trackers not reported by BitDefender.
The long list of nasties says there may be problems with Firefox if you block Google. I'll see if this is a problem.
- 02-04-2012 #6
Try Iceweasel with the "request policy" plugin. No script will run that you do not allow. This can become frustrating because you have to "allow" cross-scripts on every page."Wisdom is justified of all her children"
- 02-04-2012 #7
- 02-04-2012 #8
I would say you are chasing a false positive.
No subscript will manifest itself unless you allow. Take the rest of the page, for example - is it easily viewable? Not on my system. Not until I allow it. So technically they are still there (knocking at the door), but you have to let them in. A cross-script must be allowed to run. When you are unprotected - all cross scripts are running in the background.
By the way - there is a "Money as Debt" link beneath your signature. It shows as a google.com video. A bit strange I would think, for a person trying to avoid google."Wisdom is justified of all her children"
- 02-04-2012 #9
The Money As Debt link, absurdly important information, allows Google to track me??
Do you happen to know a simple file, or something, to look at to see if google analytics is doing its evil thing on the computer?