Do Not Track Plus for Chrome for Mac

Do Not Track Plus for Chrome for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    20,915
  • Date Added:
    February 09, 2012
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac

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.

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.

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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  • 5 stars

    "Great program!"

    January 28, 2014   |   By bvyarn

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Chrome 2.2.9.620

    Pros

    Does what it's supposed to. Blocked 11 trackers at Cnet.com.

    Cons

    None so far.

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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 Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size Not Available
    File Name epanfjkfahimkgomnigadpkobaefekcd
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 20,915
    Downloads Last Week 24
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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