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Prevent social networking sites from tracking you as you surf

Now a day's every site including this one has an facebook like box and a tweet button .. By doing that , you are actually sending data to companies ..

If you’re a typical web user, you’re unintentionally sending your browsing and search history with your name and other personal information to third parties and search engines whenever you’re online.

Take control of the data you share with Disconnect!

From the developer of the top-10-rated Facebook Disconnect extension, Disconnect lets you:

• Disable tracking by third parties like Digg, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Yahoo, without requiring any setup or significantly degrading the usability of the web.

• Truly depersonalize searches on search engines like Google and Yahoo (by blocking identifying cookies not just changing the appearance of results pages), while staying logged into other services — e.g., so you can search anonymously on Google and access iGoogle at once.

• See how many resource and cookie requests are blocked, in real time.

• Easily unblock services, by clicking the toolbar button then services (and reloading current pages) — e.g., so you can play games on Facebook.

To learn more about online privacy and protecting yourself and find out when additional browsers are supported, subscribe to the Disconnect Newsletter at http://disconnectere.com/.

Disconnect is open-source software — you can get the code at http://j.mp/dsource.

Known Issues:

• The scary installation warning is explained at http://j.mp/dinstall (the text refers to Facebook Disconnect but also applies to Disconnect).

• Click the “d” button then the “Depersonalize searches” checkbox to turn search depersonalization on (or back off in case you have trouble getting to Google or Yahoo services).

• Search depersonalization isn’t yet implemented for international Google domains — google.fr, google.co.jp, et cetera.

• Yahoo has to be unblocked while you’re logging into Flickr or Delicious but can be blocked again afterwards.

Official explanation sums it all up !

The best feature of that is that you can search Google , Yahoo privately yet remaining signed in !


This is the link for the Chrome extension  
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