Disconnect me – stop websites tracking you

Google are tracking you (and so are many others). This most of us know I am sure. That is how they make their money. But, some of us like our privacy… I have been using a cool privacy and proxy service for a while. To show the differences in Google searches from the where I am based in the UK, take a look at the following: Disconnect OFF: Standard Chrome search (disconnect me search turned off):

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In this case, I get all the UK news results. Disconnect ON: When disconnect is turned on, notice the difference for such a simple search term:

Now I get all the USA news sites. Disconnect me search options: The difference between the two was turning the following setting on and off:

  Tracking websites and advertisements: What about all of those tracking sites and advertisements on websites? Here is Yahoo.com with disconnect not blocking much:

  But , this is what Yahoo.com looks like when I have turned on blocking of content:

Visualize a Tracking sites: You can visualize the tracking sites:

  Wired.com: Here is an example of wired.com:

  Techcrunch: Here is techcrunch.com:

  Whitelist a site: Whitelist a website like Tech Crunch and get lots of tracking and lots of adverts (There are 94 entries on this page):

  And a visual map of what is going on:

Encrypt wireless traffic: Disconnect me can also encrypt wireless traffic:

More information: Much more detail can be found here: https://disconnect.me/


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These days I am involved in some exciting SDN and OpenFlow projects involving the HP VAN SDN Controller, HP ProVision and HP Comware switches. These new developments in the networking world combine my passions of networking and application development. I hope to write some interesting blog entries on these exiting topics. I am both a Cisco CCIE #11023 and HP MASE as well as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) and Certified HP Instructor. I have been training networking courses for well over 10 years teaching on a wide range of topics including routing and switching, VoIP, OpenFlow and SDN. I have delivered instructor led courses all over the world. I started working with Cisco Unified Communications Manager when it was still called Cisco Call Manager and have been deploying, troubleshooting and teaching Unified Communications products since version 3.0. I have developed various network utilities such as the VPN Config Generator and others to help engineers in their day to day jobs. I also develop software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world. I have designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.

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