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What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:04 am
by smeggypants
What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

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What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:50 am
by chinchin
Thanks for that Smeggy. :) I had deleted my Facebook account (as much as one can). I have always thought Facebook and Google were rather sinister and exist to glean and use information from people. I only joined Facebook for college communinications in the first place. There was a story in the news recently of someone who had contacted Facebook (under the Freedom of Information Act?) and received a gigantic printout consisting of thousands and thousands of pages of anything he had ever clicked on etc.

There is a very useful add-on for Firefox users that tells you who is communicating with whom regarding your Internet use and it is quite an eye opener! It is called Collusion! Digital Spy uses many companies that track your use for example!

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:30 pm
by smeggypants
chinchin wrote:Thanks for that Smeggy. :) I had deleted my Facebook account (as much as one can). I have always thought Facebook and Google were rather sinister and exist to glean and use information from people. I only joined Facebook for college communinications in the first place. There was a story in the news recently of someone who had contacted Facebook (under the Freedom of Information Act?) and received a gigantic printout consisting of thousands and thousands of pages of anything he had ever clicked on etc.

There is a very useful add-on for Firefox users that tells you who is communicating with whom regarding your Internet use and it is quite an eye opener! It is called Collusion! Digital Spy uses many companies that track your use for example!



Actually cheers for that chins. :thumb: :thumb: -

There's a way to block any sites on your computer by simply adding lines to the hosts file

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

open the hosts file with notepad and add a line

127.0.0.1 www.website.com


"www.website.com" = the URL of the website you want to block. Many media outlets like the daily mail use one called tynt.com which hijacks your copy and paste function amongst another things.

here's all the rubbish I've blocked so far


127.0.0.1 r1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.r1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 p1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.p1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 api.Viglink.com
127.0.0.1 ic.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 js.revsci.net
127.0.0.1 edge.quantserve.net
127.0.0.1 tap-cdn.rubiconproject.com
127.0.0.1 cdnlayer.com
127.0.0.1 b.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 sb.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 tcr.tynt.com


That collusion add on looks just the business to find out these nefarious marketing sites. I'll check it out

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:40 pm
by chinchin
smeggypants wrote:
chinchin wrote:Thanks for that Smeggy. :) I had deleted my Facebook account (as much as one can). I have always thought Facebook and Google were rather sinister and exist to glean and use information from people. I only joined Facebook for college communinications in the first place. There was a story in the news recently of someone who had contacted Facebook (under the Freedom of Information Act?) and received a gigantic printout consisting of thousands and thousands of pages of anything he had ever clicked on etc.

There is a very useful add-on for Firefox users that tells you who is communicating with whom regarding your Internet use and it is quite an eye opener! It is called Collusion! Digital Spy uses many companies that track your use for example!



Actually cheers for that chins. :thumb: :thumb: -

There's a way to block any sites on your computer by simply adding lines to the hosts file

C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

open the hosts file with notepad and add a line

127.0.0.1 www.website.com


"www.website.com" = the URL of the website you want to block. Many media outlets like the daily mail use one called tynt.com which hijacks your copy and paste function amongst another things.

here's all the rubbish I've blocked so far


127.0.0.1 r1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.r1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 p1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.p1.tcr1.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 tynt.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 api.Viglink.com
127.0.0.1 ic.tynt.com
127.0.0.1 js.revsci.net
127.0.0.1 edge.quantserve.net
127.0.0.1 tap-cdn.rubiconproject.com
127.0.0.1 cdnlayer.com
127.0.0.1 b.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 sb.scorecardresearch.com
127.0.0.1 tcr.tynt.com


That collusion add on looks just the business to find out these nefarious marketing sites. I'll check it out


Oh dear Smeggy! I don't understand most of that! :oops: Can you do me an idiot guide please? :D My Collusion map of contacts and cross contacts is growing ever larger!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:48 pm
by smeggypants
Ok, I'll try and explain in easy steps :thumb:

1] Lets say you want to block the URL http://www.microsoft.com

2] navigate to the folder C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\

3] you'll see a file called 'hosts' it has no extension

4] open it and choose notepad to open it with

5] At the bottom of the file add the line

127.0.0.1 microsoft.com

6] save and close the file

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:20 pm
by Stanley Tweedle
chinchin wrote:Thanks for that Smeggy. :) I had deleted my Facebook account (as much as one can). I have always thought Facebook and Google were rather sinister and exist to glean and use information from people. I only joined Facebook for college communinications in the first place. There was a story in the news recently of someone who had contacted Facebook (under the Freedom of Information Act?) and received a gigantic printout consisting of thousands and thousands of pages of anything he had ever clicked on etc.

There is a very useful add-on for Firefox users that tells you who is communicating with whom regarding your Internet use and it is quite an eye opener! It is called Collusion! Digital Spy uses many companies that track your use for example!


I opened my Get Extensions for Opera and on the homepage it had Ghostery as I went on it. :hmmm:
It's the same as Collusion but for Opera.
Thanks chinchin. :thumb:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:04 pm
by chinchin
Stanley Tweedle wrote:
chinchin wrote:Thanks for that Smeggy. :) I had deleted my Facebook account (as much as one can). I have always thought Facebook and Google were rather sinister and exist to glean and use information from people. I only joined Facebook for college communinications in the first place. There was a story in the news recently of someone who had contacted Facebook (under the Freedom of Information Act?) and received a gigantic printout consisting of thousands and thousands of pages of anything he had ever clicked on etc.

There is a very useful add-on for Firefox users that tells you who is communicating with whom regarding your Internet use and it is quite an eye opener! It is called Collusion! Digital Spy uses many companies that track your use for example!


I opened my Get Extensions for Opera and on the homepage it had Ghostery as I went on it. :hmmm:
It's the same as Collusion but for Opera.
Thanks chinchin. :thumb:


No worries :)

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:06 pm
by chinchin
smeggypants wrote:Ok, I'll try and explain in easy steps :thumb:

1] Lets say you want to block the URL http://www.microsoft.com

2] navigate to the folder C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\

3] you'll see a file called 'hosts' it has no extension

4] open it and choose notepad to open it with

5] At the bottom of the file add the line

127.0.0.1 microsoft.com

6] save and close the file


I have done this using your list Smeggy. How do I get the exact details to block? Will any website name do? I e.g notice a site called toptable.com. Also I have now lost my Collusion icon at the bottom of the screen and cannot get it back! :stomp:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:12 pm
by Resonance
Chins try clicking view (at the top) -->toolbars-->add on bar.

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:13 pm
by chinchin
Resonance wrote:Chins try clicking view (at the top) -->toolbars-->add on bar.


Aha! Many thanks. I now have it back. :)

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:14 pm
by Resonance
chinchin wrote:
Resonance wrote:Chins try clicking view (at the top) -->toolbars-->add on bar.


Aha! Many thanks. I now have it back. :)


No probs :thumb:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:21 pm
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:
chinchin wrote:
Resonance wrote:Chins try clicking view (at the top) -->toolbars-->add on bar.


Aha! Many thanks. I now have it back. :)


No probs :thumb:


Yup editing the hosts file wouldn't have affected your add on bar :)

Collusion doesn't work with FF3, and I tried to isntall FF11 today and it wouldn't work at all. back to FF3

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:38 pm
by chinchin
Here are some I found Smeggy:

127.0.0.1 toptable.com
127.0.0.1 sharethis.com
127.0.0.1 techradar.com
127.0.0.1 addthis.com
127.0.0.1 reviewcentre.com
127.0.0.1 webtrendslive.com
127.0.0.1 sitestat.com
127.0.0.1 bluekai.com
127.0.0.1 getclicky.com
127.0.0.1 adadvisor,net

I have Firefox version 10.0.2 and Collusion is working fine! :thumb:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:40 pm
by smeggypants
chinchin wrote:Here are some I found Smeggy:

127.0.0.1 toptable.com
127.0.0.1 sharethis.com
127.0.0.1 techradar.com
127.0.0.1 addthis.com
127.0.0.1 reviewcentre.com
127.0.0.1 webtrendslive.com
127.0.0.1 sitestat.com
127.0.0.1 bluekai.com
127.0.0.1 getclicky.com
127.0.0.1 adadvisor,net

I have Firefox version 10.0.2 and Collusion is working fine! :thumb:


Sites can load a lot faster when black the uninvited rubbish



I might try hacking the min version number of collusion and try to install it on FF3 :thumb:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:43 pm
by chinchin
smeggypants wrote:
chinchin wrote:Here are some I found Smeggy:

127.0.0.1 toptable.com
127.0.0.1 sharethis.com
127.0.0.1 techradar.com
127.0.0.1 addthis.com
127.0.0.1 reviewcentre.com
127.0.0.1 webtrendslive.com
127.0.0.1 sitestat.com
127.0.0.1 bluekai.com
127.0.0.1 getclicky.com
127.0.0.1 adadvisor,net

I have Firefox version 10.0.2 and Collusion is working fine! :thumb:


Sites can load a lot faster when black the uninvited rubbish



I might try hacking the min version number of collusion and try to install it on FF3 :thumb:


Why not download Firefox 10.0.2? :confused:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:56 pm
by smeggypants
chinchin wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
chinchin wrote:Here are some I found Smeggy:

127.0.0.1 toptable.com
127.0.0.1 sharethis.com
127.0.0.1 techradar.com
127.0.0.1 addthis.com
127.0.0.1 reviewcentre.com
127.0.0.1 webtrendslive.com
127.0.0.1 sitestat.com
127.0.0.1 bluekai.com
127.0.0.1 getclicky.com
127.0.0.1 adadvisor,net

I have Firefox version 10.0.2 and Collusion is working fine! :thumb:


Sites can load a lot faster when black the uninvited rubbish



I might try hacking the min version number of collusion and try to install it on FF3 :thumb:


Why not download Firefox 10.0.2? :confused:


I might try that if the above method doesn't work.

:thumb:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:00 pm
by chinchin
I now have Ghostery for Firefox and this blocks the spy sites automatically!

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:06 pm
by smeggypants
:finger: :finger: :finger: :finger:

What FACEBOOK and GOOGLE are Hiding from world.

PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 7:31 pm
by diablo
chinchin wrote:I now have Ghostery for Firefox and this blocks the spy sites automatically!


Cheers chins. :): I'm just trying that out now - it seems to block lots of stuff nearly everywhere I visit.