Ad Stalkers Be Gone!


ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Feel like you’re being stalked on the web? Well there are some ways to keep the ad companies from watching you.

Ever search for something and then get bombarded with ads on that topic? It’s the way digital advertisers market, by placing invisible trackers on your searchers. But there are tools to help stop ad stalkers! Most work by simply downloading and installing an add-on for your web browser. Ghostery is a privacy tool that lets you manually select which trackers you want to block. Redmorph is another tool that blocks every tracking signal it can detect and lets you decide which ones to allow. Privacy badger identifies third-party domains and blocks the ones that are tracking you. Disconnect stops trackers that are collecting or sharing user data.

Email tracking is another big problem. In fact, some estimates reveal that 50 percent of emails are tracked.  There are several blocking tools available, such as Trackbuster and Ugly-email.

Contributors to this news report include: Julie Marks, Producer; Jamison Koczan, Videographer and Editor.

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