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Blur (formerly DoNotTrackMe) for Safari

By Abine Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Dec 4, 2012

If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, DoNotTrackMe is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

The latest version makes some helpful changes both on the surface and how it protects you. Formerly known as Do Not Track Plus, the add-on's redesign makes it significantly easier to use. DNTMe's new crosshairs icon sits next to your location bar, and is easier to find than the previous one. It still shows you the number of trackers that it's blocked on the site that you're visiting, but the layout redeco looks much less like a Windows XP reject.

Click on the crosshairs and a drop-down window opens that shows you a sun icon if there's no trackers on the site, or in-depth tracking info if there's more going on than meets the eye. If trackers are detected, you see first a list of the companies tracking you, and then a breakdown of which companies to which they report. These include separate call-outs for social networks, as well as other private companies. The slider at the top is also what you click to allow all tracking from a specific site.

Below the tracker data is a real-time chart showing you how many trackers you've been protected from, although the chart's data is a bit thin. At the very bottom you have links to a combination of Abine privacy products, such as its DeleteMe service, and free blog posts that help explain more information about tracking and privacy concerns.

DNTMe's benefit isn't just that it blocks trackers, but that it keeps the social Web active while protecting you. Publisher Abine does this by actually rebuilding the social-networking buttons on most sites, which prevents sites from gleaning tracking data from you when you're not logged in. By rebuilding social-networking buttons on the fly without sacrificing privacy or site load times, it keeps the kind of functionality people want from the Web.

It's a unique response to the problem of tracking, and reflects how seriously Abine takes its task. DNTMe also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

Several under-the-hood changes to DNTMe have improved how it protects you. It's dropped advertiser opt-out cookies, a small change that eliminates confusion about different types of cookies and increases your protection. It will warn you, too, when it knows about social-networking news and when social-networking sites make privacy policy changes.

The settings icon, a small gear at the top, lets you toggle tracking cookie blocking on a per-site basis. And throughout the interface, links take you to Abine's sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. We're talking smart, helpful stuff.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but are looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, the Do Not Track HTML header is too anemic to be useful despite its good intentions. Protect yourself by putting some serious weight behind that impulse with DoNotTrackMe.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.5.1335

Version 4.5.1335 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.

General

Release December 3, 2014
Date Added December 3, 2014
Version 4.5.1335

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Safari

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Total Downloads 26,541
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

Stop forgetting passwords and generate tough-to-crack new ones:. Creates strong encrypted passwords in one click. even for sites you already have logins for. Saves, encrypts and organizes your passwords. Logs you in fast. Works seamlessly across your iPhone, iPad and browser. Access your data from home, work or on the road (but please, not while driving). Use Touch ID and other iPhone 6 features to login even faster A site you've shopped gets hacked and your logins and passwords are stolen in the data breach? No problem: your credit card info won't even be there:. Shop online without ever giving out your credit card to merchants (yup). Masked Cards let you pay using new disposable credit cards (like Paypal, but better). Auto-fill your real encrypted credit card, billing, and address info for fast checkouts, when you choose. Charges show up as Abine, Inc. on your statement to protect your privacy (that's what we do) . Even with your passwords and payments secured, you're still being tracked by hundreds of companies collecting as much data as they can about you. use the Blur extension to:. Block hundreds of companies from secretly collecting data about what you do online. Block tracking that doesn't rely on cookies (more effective than "private browsing"). Stop Facebook and others from tracking you even when no logged in. Updated service and protection incorporating feedback from over 10 million daily users (block new and emerging threats) . A best-in-class password only you know protects your account information from anyone, even us. Passwords and key data are secured with AES-256 encryption. Separate keys are used for authentication/authorization and data encryption. Encryption keys are stored using host-proof hosting. Encrypted data is stored using optional personal storage accounts (e.g. DropBox). Key JavaScript functions run in protected contexts, not in the page. Most features are free and unlimited, but you get more with a premium subscription:. Free: password management, masked emails, and private browsing with tracking protection. Premium: masked credit cards, a new private masked phone numbers, backup and sync, and expedited premium support. Premium plans cost between $2 to $5 per month based on length of subscription (3 cents per day for all this? Yup.).