May 10th, 2006

nice fish

Internet Privacy again

ciphergoth came up with a different suggestion for blocking privacy stealing images. The idea is to switch off the referrer information sent with image requests. However, his approach has some drawbacks (viewing images on sites that don't like images being hotlinked from, for example), and won't block all information from getting to the privacy sites, as other information is contained in your request (such as IP address).

pooloftrees comes up with good suggestions, however, they're too much work for the majority of people - choosing to allow or disallow scripts on every site, as well as blocking ads all over the place. However, a good tip he does suggest is to change your privacy options so that cookies are only allowed by the originating site.

In summary, I will continue to just block the list of sites on kissycat1000's post and change my cookie settings.