November 3rd, 2006

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No scripts please

I downloaded the NoScript extension for Firefox. This turns off all scripts, and then re-enables them for selected websites. So Livejournal, for instance, got turned back on again.

What I've since found fascinating is the number of websites that use Javascript to track my every move. Going to Comics.com, for instance, showed up scripts for comics.com, google-analystics.com, sageanalyst.com and scripps.com. All of which had been happily running away without my knowledge before I installed the extension.

Should you care about whether sites are tracking you (or worried about popups and other malicious scripting events) I recommend you give it a go.