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Disconnect is a browser extension to block user tracking from major third-parties like social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter), web analytics software (e.g., Google Analytics, Hotjar), and advertising networks (e.g., Google Ads, Doubleclick). In contrast to the private mode provided by most browsers, which prevents the browser from saving browsing history on your local computer, Disconnect prevents third-party sites on the internet from storing your browsing history. Disconnect categorizes these sites as either Content, Social, Analytics, or Advertising. All but the first are blocked by default when visiting a new site, but users may opt to whitelist certain categories of site or specific sites within each category. Readers can also find a brief interactive demo on the page linked above under Disconnect's Features or read the "FAQ" for more detailed information about how it works. Disconnect is available for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.
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Date of Scout Publication
August 6th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
July 15th, 2021 at 1:01pm
Date Of Record Release
July 19th, 2021 at 10:10am
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