Do Not Track Plus for Chrome

Do Not Track Plus for Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 49 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    73,604
  • Date Added:
    February 09, 2012
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    77
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

Do Not Track Plus extends your privacy

It's cross-browser and cross-platform, and will work in Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Safari. An Opera version is in the works. DNT+ blocks sites and ads from tracking you, unless you give them explicit permission to do so. For most sites, it actually rebuilds tools like social-networking buttons on the fly so you can still get your social on without sacrificing privacy or site load times. It also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

DNT+ installs as a browser toolbar button. The icon reflects the number of tracking blocks against the site you're viewing. Click the button and a drop-down window appears with trackers separated into three categories: social buttons, ad networks, and companies. If there's something marked verboten that you want back, like a Twitter button, clicking it will resurrect it. Otherwise, the links at the bottom of each section take you to sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. This is smart, helpful stuff.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

(Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

The interface is clean if a bit cluttered with the verbiage necessary to explain what it's actually doing. The add-on's On/Off button could be bigger, too. Its features work well, with no noticeable lag times when loading sites. In fact, the only feature hang-up was that on some sites, the social networking buttons weren't re-rendered. It's easy enough to go into the add-on and reactivate them, but it is an imperfect implementation of a core feature.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, Do Not Track Plus lives up to its value-added name.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 19
    • 4 star 12
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 49 votes

    • 5 star 25
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 5
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  • 5 stars

    "Albine you guys ROCK"

    June 09, 2013   |   By babbs5d9

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Chrome 2.2.9.520

    Pros

    I really have never bothered to give a "Rating or Review" for any product, app, etc. in the entire time I've been on a computer / www ...EVER.....EVER... but I can't even stop about this product REALLY and gladly did this rating it s/b a 10 star +.
    "W O W"
    Cordially,
    Barbara Christiansen
    Ft Worth, Tx

    Cons

    NONE NONE & FREE FREE

    Summary

    Great software & they really go above & beyond when explaining how it works and the technology,research behind it as well as their goals to the consumers privacy. Everyone should download and use it.
    After using it a little over a month,I have recommended it to my family and friends (which I have rarely, if ever done) and its FREE as well as, the "Mask" email.

    Oh yeah, they are even rated highly by the
    "Wall Street Journal",
    "PC-Magazine", "PC- Digest", "Better Business Bureau", CNet....
    Folks that's pretty impressive by any ones standards, not to many "FREE APPS" can please all those Critics and Tech's or certainly get any BS past them.
    Maybe BS 1 or 2 at best... not all them though...
    WOW !!!
    I bet the "Ad-Stalkers" agencies hate them & are struggling right along with the "ID Thieves" and "Hackers" that bombard every computers inbox in the universe.

    "Delete Me" is a Small fee annually, but the 2 Free apps alone were all I felt I needed because of their strengths & integrity and functionality. Just felt the Free apps were fine for me as an individual. Maybe if I were doing Wealth Management or something sensitive like that involving multiple clients and their info I would definitely consider it.
    I really have never bothered to give a "Rating or Review" for any product, app, etc. in the entire time I've been on a computer / www ...EVER.....EVER... but I can't even stop about this product REALLY and gladly did this rating it s/b a 10 star +.
    "W O W"
    Cordially,

    Barbara Christiansen
    Ft Worth, Tx

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    General
    Publisher Abine
    Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
    Release Date February 08, 2012
    Date Added February 09, 2012
    Version 1.0
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Chrome Extensions
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name epanfjkfahimkgomnigadpkobaefekcd
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 73,604
    Downloads Last Week 77
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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