Security | Disconnect 3.0.3
Date: 05/28/2014 06:38 PM
Requires: OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
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Your personal info should be your own. But these days thousands of companies invisibly collect your data on the Internet, including the pages you go to and the searches you do. Often, this personal data is packaged and sold without your permission. We make tools that put you back in control of your online privacy.
We crawl the web to find the companies that track people, then Disconnect blocks those companies’ tracking requests in your browser.
The toolbar button lives at the top of your browser and shows you the total number of tracking requests on every page you go to. Green means all the requests on a page are blocked. Gray means some are unblocked. Click the button to see and block or unblock the requests.
The dropdown shows you the number of tracking requests on a page by company. Green or checked means the requests are blocked. Gray or unchecked means they’re unblocked. Click any icon or checkbox to block or unblock requests.
The navbar links to helpful pages – like this one!
Common tracking sites
Common tracking sites – Facebook, Google, and Twitter – are shown separately to make them easy to block or unblock. Click any icon to block or unblock a site.
Other tracking sites
Other tracking sites are shown by category – advertising, analytics, social networking, and content – and company. Click any arrow to show or hide the companies in a category. Click any icon to block or unblock a category. Click any checkbox to block or unblock a company.
The options let you change Disconnect’s behavior.
The Whitelist site or Blacklist site button lets you unblock or block all the requests on the site you’re on. Your preference will be remembered the next time you go to the site.
The Visualize page button lets you graph the requests on the site you’re on. See that view for more instructions.Note: Content contains requests for resources like YouTube videos and Flickr photos that may track you but that, without, most people would consider pages broken. This category and the companies inside aren’t blocked by default (other filtering apps don’t block them either). We don’t recommend blocking the category or companies because of the potential to break pages.
The dashboard shows you Disconnect’s effect on the page you’re on – the time and bandwidth you saved and the number of Wi-Fi requests you secured. Click the Facebook or Twitter icons to share these stats with your friends.
Disconnect Search is a specialized VPN that lets you search privately using your favorite search engine. We don’t log searches, IP addresses, or any other personal info.
Disconnect is freeware. However, if you enjoy using Disconnect and would like to help support its development, please consider making a donation.
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