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#26830 - 09/24/13 03:09 PM How do I get rid of web 'Beacons"
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I use Flush to get rid of Flash Cookies. Is there a program that gets rid of beacons or both beacons and flash cookies?


Edited by slolerner (09/24/13 03:10 PM)
Edit Reason: clarity
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#26831 - 09/24/13 05:51 PM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
alternaut Offline

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You might want to check out Ghostery. It doesn't deal with Flash cookies, but covers pretty much 'everything else' in the way of cookies, tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons.
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#26837 - 09/24/13 06:54 PM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: alternaut]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Thanks!

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#26838 - 09/24/13 07:04 PM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
It 'blocks' them, but is there any way of getting rid of them? The targeted marketing is annoying me to distraction. I feel like products are 'chasing after me.'

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#26841 - 09/24/13 07:17 PM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
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Registered: 08/04/09
> ...is there any way of getting rid of them?

What do you mean by that?

Are you looking to keep them from ever reaching your Mac in the first place?

If so, I hope somebody's got an answer, but I'm not holding my breath.
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#26843 - 09/25/13 02:38 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Excuse my ignorance, but what are "beacons"? I'm not familiar with that term. confused
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#26844 - 09/25/13 02:46 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: jchuzi]
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#26845 - 09/25/13 06:10 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: artie505]
jchuzi Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Thanks, Artie. That was very informative.
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#26891 - 09/27/13 06:59 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: slolerner
I use Flush to get rid of Flash Cookies. Is there a program that gets rid of beacons or both beacons and flash cookies?


I assume these files are in ~/Library/Safari/ in both the Database and LocalStorage folders?
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#26897 - 09/27/13 07:32 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: Virtual1]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Ghostery is great! I will look in the Firefox Library, I dislike Safari.

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#27056 - 10/12/13 09:05 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
Here is the list of beacons that follow us. You can opt out at

http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/#main-menu

AOL Advertising
Atlas Solutions, LLC..
Legolas Media, Inc.
Microsoft Advertising
24/7 Media
33Across
Accuen Inc
Adap.tv, Inc.
Adara Media, Inc.
Adblade
AddThis (including XGraph)
Admeld Inc.
AdRoll
AppNexus, Inc.
AudienceScience, Inc.
Batanga Network
Bazaarvoice, Inc.
Bizo
BlueKai Inc.
Break Media
Brightroll, Inc.
Brilig, a division of Merkle
Buysight, Inc.
Casale Media
Chango, Inc.
Channel Intelligence, Inc.
ChoiceStream, Inc.
Cognitive Match, Inc.
Collective Media, Inc.
CoreAudience (formerly RedAril)
Cox Digital Solutions
Criteo
Cross Pixel, Inc.
DataLogix, Inc.
DataXu Inc.
Datonics (formerly AlmondNet Data Division)
Dotomi
Dstillery (formerly Media6Degrees)
eXelate
eyeReturn Marketing
FetchBack Inc
Flashtalking
Glam Media, Inc.
Google Inc.
I-Behavior, Inc.
IDG TechNetwork
IgnitionOne Inc.
Intent Media
Invite Media
Kontera
Krux Digital, Inc.
LiveRail Inc.
LiveRamp
Lotame Solutions, Inc.
MAGNETIC
Markit On Demand
MaxPoint Interactive, Inc.
Media Innovation Group (MIG)
Media.Net
MediaForge
MediaMath, Inc.
MediaMind Technologies (including EyeWonder)
Mediaplex
Mixpo
MLN Advertising Inc
Netmining LLC
NetSeer, Inc.
OwnerIQ
PointRoll
Proclivity Media, Inc.
PubMatic
Pulsepoint
RadiumOne
RichRelevance, Inc.
Rocket Fuel Inc.
ShareThis
Specific Media LLC
SteelHouse
TARGUSinfo
TellApart, Inc.
the Rubicon Project, Inc.
Tribal Fusion
Triggit, Inc.
TruEffect, Inc.
TubeMogul, Inc.
Tumri, Inc.
Turn, Inc.
Undertone
ValueClick Media
Vibrant Media, Inc.
Videology
Yahoo! (now including Genome)
YuMe, Inc.
ZEDO Inc.

I bought a snapshot camera at Staples two years ago and eBay just showed me a list of dozens of them as recommended for me. It's just really obnoxious. And stupid. If I bought a snapshot camera at Staples, then I already have one!


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#27057 - 10/14/13 08:13 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: slolerner]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
"I bought a snapshot camera at Staples two years ago and eBay just showed me a list of dozens of them as recommended for me. It's just really obnoxious. And stupid. If I bought a snapshot camera at Staples, then I already have one!"

Two years old! Clearly out of date and needs replacement!! smirk
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#27058 - 10/14/13 08:36 AM Re: How do I get rid of web 'Beacons" [Re: Ira L]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I guess that explains it! However, it might be the definition of insanity to buy a camera on eBay. I recently bought Sennheisers online, and they were, lets say, not made by Sennheiser.

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