DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac uses multiple strategies to protect your privacy while you're browsing, shopping, and communicating online. Through this program, you can stop companies from tracking your browsing activity, mask your email, and much more.
Multiple protections: There are several tools you can use within this program to protect your privacy. As soon as you install it, the app begins blocking trackers that record your activity online. By signing up for a free account, you can access Account and Email protection, which masks your email address and protects your log-in information. If you choose to upgrade to a paid account, you'll have the added benefit of masked credit cards to use when you're making purchases online, as well as masked phone numbers.
Hidden operation: This app primarily runs in the background, blocking trackers and any other items you choose while letting you continue to browse just like you would normally. But if you do need to access it for any reason, all you have to do is click the program icon located on your browser's top toolbar.
Info options: If you'd like to know more about what the program is blocking and why, you can find that through the app's main interface. There you'll see a list of companies, some of which link to pages defining what they do and why it's in your best interest to block them.
Unstoppable pop-ups: Every time you visit a new site and the app blocks one or more trackers, a small pop-up window appears in the upper right-hand corner of your browser window. While these disappear after a minute or so, there doesn't seem to be a way to turn them off entirely.
DoNotTrackMe for Firefox for Mac is a good way to ensure your private information stays secure while you're working online. You can choose how much protection you want and whether you'd like to pay for any of the premium services, but even the free options offer a lot in terms of increased security and anonymity. The program installs quickly and runs smoothly, making it worth checking out.
The average internet user has their browsing history tracked 160 times per day. What does that mean?
- Almost every website you visit tracks and records your activity and sells your data to other companies.
- Every time you give a website your real email address, it makes you easier to track.
- LivingSocial, Adobe, Zappos, Facebook, Citigroup, and many more websites were hacked in 2013, representing over 200 million customers' data lost (emails, passwords, credit cards, and more).
*DoNotTrackMe: How It Works*
- By adding DoNotTrackMe, you will effortlessly block more than 600 tracking companies from seeing which sites you visit, articles you read, videos you watch, purchases you make, and more.
- No registration required! If you want to stop your email from being tracked, just provide your email address the next time you visit an email form (see screenshot). After that, you'll never have to give out your email ever again.
- Advanced Premium features ($5/mo.) allow you to protect more private information by creating one-time use, private credit cards when you shop online and providing you a private phone number.
Note: If you don't want to stop email tracking and spam from email form fields, you can turn this off by going to the DoNotTrackMe icon in your browser, clicking Settings, and unchecking "Don't track my email".
December 12, 2012
Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 18.104.22.1683
Very comprehensive and does allow adjustments to enable videos on most sites.
At Fox Sports, can make it impossible to see videos, due to what I suppose is commercial content/collection of information attached to videos. Same at NFL.com. They really need to address this issue, as it's been a problem for the last three or four years.
Very effective, sometimes too effective to allow uncomplicated viewing of videos from sources who collect data, such as Fox and NFL.com.
September 22, 2012
Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 22.214.171.1241
Easy to install. I installed it for Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Easy to see who is tracking and very easy to change tracking settings. I am very computer illiterate, and this software is perfect for me, I didn't have to do anything to get it working.
Only con is that for Chrome, it wouldn't install automatically. I had to drag it into Chrome for it to work.
For someone like me who doesn't know much about the workings of a computer, this DNT+ software is perfect for preventing tracking of social networks, ad agencies and other businesses. I had no idea just how many cookies in my cookie section were from trackers, at least 50%. I had no idea how much I was being tracked, even when I go online to banks I was being tracked. Just being on this page ( CNet review) there are 18 trackers.
April 08, 2012
Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.1.0
Easy to install, gives just the right amount of information, great company. You could do a lot of this yourself, but Do Not Track Plus does it for you. Now if only Safari would allow better access to blocking. I've moved to Firefox, as much as I like Safari, because they only allow partial blocking. Keep up the good work!
This is my major gripe with Safari. Why can't users configure cookie preferences? It can be done on virtually every other browser--set preferences to always ask first and then decide whether or not to treat subsequent cookies the same without asking. How hard is that and why isn't Apple doing it??