[LINK] disabling Google Analytics

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Wed May 26 11:35:34 AEST 2010

Google runs a global tracking system that tracks what websites you go  
to.  It's evidently an opt-out system, except you can't opt out, well  
not directly and not easily.  Google says it's too complicated.

If you want to opt out of it then Google has a firefox extension for  
you. This add-on means your browser still downloads the script from  
google-analytics.com it just doesn't umm send anything back.  Really  
it doesn't.

I use noscript myself.  I think, although I haven't tested it, that  
with noscript your browser doesn't download the script.

OK so you can opt-out if you are techie enough.  Will most people be  
opting out?  Not too soon.


(From the slashdot story: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/05/25/1818203/Privacy-Machiavellis 

Kim Holburn
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