Google Analytics is the most prevalent tracker in the world. During our last crawl, we found it on 64.2% of web sites:
Developers: every time you add Google Analytics to a site, you are helping build the global panopticon. Stop it!
@aral confirmed by HTTPArchive Data, as the most proeminent analytics script. https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js represents 0.64% of all the requests of their dataset. https://almanac.httparchive.org/en/2019/third-parties
@ldexterldesign Vivaldi phones home and to Google every 24 hours, checking for updates.
Here is an exploration of the requests it sends: https://spyware.neocities.org/articles/vivaldi.html
Decentraleyes barely blocks anything. It seems to work for handpicked resources instead of caching everything on third-party domains.
A user even complains here about fonts and CDNs: https://git.synz.io/Synzvato/decentraleyes/-/issues/34
With uBlock Origin, by default, I block everything except the main server. This breaks many sites, but I can live with that and manage it.
Also, I get rapidly informed of sites that prioritize saving a fraction of bandwidth and/or style over my privacy.
@SoniEx2 @danuker @aral I block everything at the host file level, so that Apps are also prevented to share data with trackers. Blokada on Android, and a script on Mac OS https://boris.schapira.dev/notes/2018-09-one-host-file-to-block-them-all/
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