Incognito Safari Extension
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Prevents Google and Facebook from following you on the web.   Free
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Incognito is a Safari extension that prevents Google and Facebook from following you on the web.

It's a jungle out there
When browsing the web, you are continuously being tracked. Not only by the websites you are visiting, but also by major companies that embed their 'content' into other websites through ads and analytics. As a result, companies like Google and Facebook have an almost complete picture of your online activity.

Your online counterspy
Incognito protects your privacy by blocking Google Adsense and Google
What's New
Version 1.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Safari 5 or later



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MacUpdate-Lon reviewed on 19 Mar 2014
This works well on my MBP (Safari 6.1.2, OS X 10.8.5) and I second the recommendation of Ghostery. If you want to dig out the junk in your Safari cookies file, try Autodistract.
[Version 1.5]


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alas! reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
Blocking trackers and other web bugs is always welcome and Incognito seems to work quite well.
Another really good(yet far more comprehensive) web bug blocker is Ghostery...it's available for Firefox and Opera as well as Safari.
[Version 1.5]


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Ebatalha reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
When I want to browse privately I run it in Private Browsing mode!
What news does this Extension brings to us?
[Version 1.5]

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Pedro-Fardilha replied on 26 Sep 2011
Private Browsing mode prevents YOUR computer from storing info regarding what you might be doing.
This extension is trying to prevent web servers from keeping fingerprints regarding where you have been and what you were doing.
The two things are completely different and unrelated.
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Ebatalha replied on 26 Sep 2011
Thank you Pedro! :)
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Ben-Marko reviewed on 26 Sep 2011
You are friggin' AWSOME.

THANK YOU.
[Version 1.5]


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Tice reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
Great extension, I always thought of something like that. Thanks!
[Version 1.5]


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Doc-Renaud reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
Thanks very much for this great extension!
[Version 1.5]


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Sgt_Bilko commented on 16 Oct 2010
The question I want answered before I try this is how does it work? How do we know that we aren't blocking Google etc. but making our information available elsewhere? When you try to install the extension you get a warning saying:

"Install extensions only from sources you trust. Extensions can modify the appearance and behavior of Safari, and access your private information at websites."

I like the sound of this extension but it would help if the developer clarified how it works.
[Version 1.0]


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Jo* commented on 13 Oct 2010
How come this extension is not listed on the official Safari extension site:

https://extensions.apple.com/

Just wondering...

Apart from that I like the idea behind it.
[Version 1.0]

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Negritude replied on 14 Oct 2010
There are lots of Safari extensions which are not listed in the official Apple extension gallery. Apple only highlights what it thinks are the best extensions, and, as is generally obvious, Apple doesn't know about everything. You should use the same common sense precautions before installing these as you do with any software.

Personally, my rule is not to download or install anything that doesn't have at least 1,000 previous downloads. There are no guarantees, but you hope that anything malicious or buggy will get discovered by then.
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Fyreflye replied on 28 Jul 2011
Ghostery does this and much more, is an official Safari extension, and has been in use on Firefox, Chrome and Safari for years. I don't know how it works, but it does.
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Killer Klown Kar commented on 12 Oct 2010
Dude, Chrome? Think about what you're asking.
[Version 1.0]


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Yoshinatsu commented on 12 Oct 2010
This sounds like a really useful little extensions. Any plans for a Chrome version? Unfortunately, Safari's not my browser of choice.
[Version 1.0]

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Mjk commented on 12 Oct 2010
Chrome can track you online without Google Analytics and Adwords. That's Google's gift to you. If you want to use Chrome without usage tracking, check this out:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33434/srware-iron
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Roes rated on 04 Aug 2013

[Version 1.5]



Olafalbert rated on 12 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5]



Veltin rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 1.5]


Downloads:13,152
Version Downloads:8,942
Type:Internet : Plug-ins
License:Free
Date:25 Sep 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Incognito is a Safari extension that prevents Google and Facebook from following you on the web.

It's a jungle out there
When browsing the web, you are continuously being tracked. Not only by the websites you are visiting, but also by major companies that embed their 'content' into other websites through ads and analytics. As a result, companies like Google and Facebook have an almost complete picture of your online activity.

Your online counterspy
Incognito protects your privacy by blocking Google Adsense and Google Analytics on non-Google pages. In addition, it allows you to optionally block Facebook content on third-party websites as well as embedded YouTube movies outside of the YouTube website.

No ad-blocker
Although effectively blocking Google Adwords, Incognito is no dedicated ad-blocker. It simply prevents companies from gathering information outside of their own website.


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