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We were talking about the fact that the Berlin Police have told people to not use the new reactions in Facebook because of the way they're using them in algorithms. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/05/13/dont-use-facebooks-reaction-buttons-if-you-value-privacy-belgian/

And this little free thing was mentioned--and I've used it most of the day and really like it. It's called Ghostery. If pages have a lot of junk in them, you'll see a little ghost on the part of the page that Ghostery thinks needs blocking.

Here's the page to the add-on if someone else wants to try it. I've put it on both Chrome and Firefox. Looks a bit different in each browser, but it still works the same. Just click on the wrench once you install the add-on for the settings you want. I had it block everything that it can.

All of their solutions can be found at (look for browser extension option):

https://www.ghostery.com/
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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 11:51:59 PM »
I use Ad Block.  Have for years.  It works pretty good. 
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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2016, 08:20:57 AM »
I've used AdBlock before, but it just didn't work too well. Too many times I had to play with it to allow pages that I knew were okay because it was reacting with my Avira browser addon. This Ghostery thing blocks many things, and I've not had to mess with the settings since I installed it.


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"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." Edward Hoagland
"Thorns may hurt you, men desert you, sunlight turn to fog; but you're never friendless ever, if you have a dog."

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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2016, 07:10:53 PM »
As much as I would rather not learn something new :) I may give it a run!  Thanks for sharing. 
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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 07:12:31 PM »
As much as I would rather not learn something new :) I may give it a run!  Thanks for sharing. 

 funny2 funny2 funny2 I know what you mean.  I didn't understand a word of Dee's first post, to be honest.

I use adblock too.

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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 09:38:54 PM »
There was a warning/article on Facebook telling people to not use the new "Like" and such buttons and why.  Ghostery is similar to AdBlock... only better.  :) 
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Re: Something Someone Recommended to Me Today That I Like. . .
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2016, 10:40:17 PM »
I didn't understand a word of Dee's first post, to be honest.

I still don't.   :-[ :-\
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