[LINK] disabling Google Analytics

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Wed May 26 23:19:18 AEST 2010

Or even better, add:  www.google-analytics.com  ssl.google-analytics.com

to your HOSTFILE -- no need for noscript or firefox even though those things 
are great, but most of all, no need for dodgy Google plugins. works cross 
browser too, as your killing the request at DNS

mvps.org has a pretty good hostfile FAQ and pre-config downloads goin on:

Simple and easy. Just download and run batch file

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kim Holburn" <kim at holburn.net>
To: "Link list" <link at anu.edu.au>
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:35 AM
Subject: [LINK] disabling Google Analytics

> 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.
> http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2010/05/add-ons-for-disabling-google-analytics.html
> (From the slashdot story: 
> http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/05/25/1818203/Privacy-Machiavellis
>  )
> -- 
> Kim Holburn
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