Commit 51e50c4e authored by Aral Balkan's avatar Aral Balkan

Removed all manually-created test content for trackers.

parent b8dd961e
# Google DoubleClick (2mdn.net)
> No web site. Appears to belong to Google’s DoubleClick network. Serves ads. ([whois](http://reports.internic.net/cgi/whois?whois_nic=2mdn.net&type=domain))
## Ethical Design Violations
* Tracker
## Block rule
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: 2mdn.net
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## In the wild
URL | Spotted on
--- | ----------
`https://s0.2mdn.net/879366/html_inpage_rendering_lib_200_111.js` | [CultOfMac.com](/sites/cultofmac.com/)
## Details
* Owner: [Google, Inc.](/sites/google.com) ([whois](http://reports.internic.net/cgi/whois?whois_nic=2mdn.net&type=domain))
## See also
Other trackers by Google, Inc.:
* [doubleclick.net](/trackers/doubleclick.net)
* [google-analytics.com](/trackers/google-analytics.com)
* [google-syndication.com](/trackers/google-syndication.com)
* [googleadservices.com](/trackers/googleadservices.com)
* [googletagservices.com](/trackers/googletagservices.com)
## Further reading
* [Quora](https://www.quora.com/What-is-2mdn-net-and-why-does-it-show-up-in-my-websites-referring-domains)
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# Advertising.com
## advertising.com
## What is it?
AOL’s advertising arm.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: advertising.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
Actual link found in the wild: `http://sync.adaptv.advertising.com/sync?type=gif&key=simplifi&uid=B780FD9F9ED67E5612700FB8021501A4` (image tracker).
## Found on
* CultOfMac
## Further reading
* [Privacy policy](http://privacy.aol.com)
# Bing
## bing.com
## What is it?
Search engine by Microsoft. Tracks people, monetises data.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: bing.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
Actual link found in the wild: `dps.bing.com` (image tracker).
## Found on
* CultOfMac
## Further reading
* [Privacy policy](http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement/default.aspx)
# Chartbeat
## chartbeat.com
## What is it?
In their own words: “Tools to create, capture, and capitalize on attention. Your audience’s attention is worth more than their clicks.”
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: chartbeat.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Further reading
* [Privacy policy](http://newrelic.com/privacy)
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# Contextly
## contextly.com
## What is it?
Third-party content recommendation engine.
## Found on
* CultOfMac `http://imgstorage2.contextly.com/thumbnails/cultofmacplssl/5681949/150x150.jpg`
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
According to their privacy policy: “We don't disclose identifiable data about publishers's readers or traffic to any third parties without publisher consent.” (Which begs the question, “about the reader’s consent?”)
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: contextly.com
- action:
- type: block
```
## Further reading
* [Contextly privacy policy](http://contextly.com/privacy/)
# Lotame
## crwdcntrl.net
## What is it?
In their own words: “Our SaaS platform is used by marketers, agencies and publishers around the world to make audience data meaningful and actionable.” [lotame.com](http://www.lotame.com)
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: crwdcntrl.net
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Found on
* CultOfMac
## Further reading
* [Lotame privacy policy](http://www.lotame.com/privacy/)
# Vero
> ‘Automated workflows, real time event tracking and segmentation on all of your data.’ – [Source](http://www.getvero.com)
## Ethical design violations
* Tracker
<!-- Other ethical design violation badges go here. Valid ones are:
* Aggressive
* Doorslam
* Clickbait
* Fingerprint
* Web bug
-->
## Block rule
<!--
The original block rule is automatically generated by Better Inspector.
If you want to edit it, you may. The Inspector will not touch your edits
in future passes.
-->
**Block domain** d3qxef4rp70elm.cloudfront.net
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: d3qxef4rp70elm.cloudfront.net
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Popularity
<!-- popularity -->
Found on 4 sites (0.1% of sites surveyed)
<!-- /popularity -->
<!-- Optional:
## Notes
* Any special notes you have may go here.
-->
## Notes
* ‘See every single tracked event or activity, live’ – [Source](http://www.getvero.com/features/data)
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# Disqus
## disqus.com
## What is it?
Third-party discussion boards for web sites.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you, monetises data.
## Found on
* Cult of Mac
## Observed size savings
~49KB
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: disqus.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Further reading
* [Disqus privacy policy](https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466259-privacy-policy)
# Google
## Doubleclick
## What is it?
Google’s Ad Network.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web.
## Before and after
TODO
## Block rule
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: doubleclick.net
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## See also
Other Google trackers:
* [2mdn.net](/trackers/2mdn.net)
* [google-analytics.com](/trackers/google-analytics.com)
* [google-syndication.com](/trackers/google-syndication.com)
* [googleadservices.com](/trackers/googleadservices.com)
* [googletagservices.com](/trackers/googletagservices.com)
## Further reading
* [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DoubleClick)
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# eXelate (a Nielsen Company)
## exelator.com
## What is it?
In their own words: “The customer data cloud™ provides the industry’s only unified customer profiles, which connect identities across all channels and devices - including display, video, audio, offline, mobile and smart TVs - enabling marketers to engage individuals and households with personalized messages to drive performance, at scale.” [exelate.com](http://exelate.com)
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: exelator.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Found on
* CultOfMac
## Further reading
* [eXelate privacy policy](http://exelate.com/privacy/services-privacy-policy/)
# Facebook.com
## Facebook APIs and widgets
## What is it?
Facebook tracker.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web, monetises data.
## Block rules
Block the scripts from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: facebook.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Also see
* [facebook.net](/trackers/facebook.net)
## Further reading
* [The Camera Panopticon](https://ind.ie/the-camera-panopticon/)
# Facebook.net
## Facebook APIs and widgets
## What is it?
Facebook tracker.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web, monetises data.
## Block rules
Block the scripts from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: facebook.net
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Also see
* [facebook.com](/trackers/facebook.com)
## Further reading
* [The Camera Panopticon](https://ind.ie/the-camera-panopticon/)
# Google
## Google Analytics
## What is it?
Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. ([Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics))
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: google-analytics.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## See also
Other Google trackers:
* [2mdn.net](/trackers/2mdn.net)
* [doubleclick.net](/trackers/doubleclick.net)
* [google-syndication.com](/trackers/google-syndication.com)
* [googleadservices.com](/trackers/googleadservices.com)
* [googletagservices.com](/trackers/googletagservices.com)
## Further reading
* [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Analytics)
# Google
## googlesyndication.com
## What is it?
Google Tracker.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: googlesyndication.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## See also
Other Google trackers:
* [2mdn.net](/trackers/2mdn.net)
* [doubleclick.net](/trackers/doubleclick.net)
* [google-analytics.com](/trackers/google-analytics.com)
* [googleadservices.com](/trackers/googleadservices.com)
* [googletagservices.com](/trackers/googletagservices.com)
## Further reading
* [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DoubleClick)
# Google
## googleadservices.com
## What is it?
Google advertising tracker.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: googleadservices.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## See also
Other Google trackers:
* [2mdn.net](/trackers/2mdn.net)
* [doubleclick.net](/trackers/doubleclick.net)
* [google-analytics.com](/trackers/google-analytics.com)
* [google-syndication.com](/trackers/google-syndication.com)
* [googletagservices.com](/trackers/googletagservices.com)
## Further reading
* None.
# Google
## googletagservices.com
## What is it?
Google Publisher Tags. In their own words: “GPT is an ad tagging library with which you can dynamically build ad requests.”
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks people across the web.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: googletagservices.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## See also
Other Google trackers:
* [2mdn.net](/trackers/2mdn.net)
* [doubleclick.net](/trackers/doubleclick.net)
* [google-analytics.com](/trackers/google-analytics.com)
* [google-syndication.com](/trackers/google-syndication.com)
* [googleadservices.com](/trackers/googleadservices.com)
## Further reading
* [DoubleClick for Publishers Help](https://support.google.com/dfp_premium/answer/181073?hl=en)
# Roost
## goroost.com
## What is it?
Third-party notifications.
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** gathers data, will sell if the company is sold.
From their privacy policy:
> We collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail and sign up for services, aggregate information on what pages consumers access or visit, aggregate information on service usage, and information volunteered by the customer.
> We will transfer information about you if Notice is acquired by or merged with another company.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: goroost.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Found on
* Cult of Mac
## Further reading
* [Roost privacy policy](https://goroost.com/pages/privacy-policy)
# LiveRail
> “Advanced Monetization Technology for Publishers” ([liverail.com](https://www.liverail.com))
## Ethical Design Violations
<p style='text-align: center;'>(Learn more about [Ethical Design](https://ind.ie/ethical-design).)</p>
* Tracker: monetises you.
* Web bugs: Uses invisible tracking pixels.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: liverail.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## In the wild
* `http://vox-static.liverail.com/lr.gif` (image tracker) spotted on [cultofmac.com](/sites/cultofmac.com)
## Further reading
* [Privacy policy](http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/privacystatement/default.aspx)
# Mailchimp
> “Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is an online file storage web service offered by Amazon Web Services.” – [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_S3)
## Why is it whitelisted?
Mailchimp enables web sites to send email newsletters. It has forms that can be embedded on third-party sites to sign people up to these newsletters. While Mailchimp makes money from selling its services, we are still worried that their privacy policy does not rule out tracking you:
“”
## Suggested alternatives
## Further details
* [MailChimp Privacy Policy](http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/)
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# Adaptive Media
## Media Graph (mediagraph.com)
## What is it?
“Media Graph provides publishers, producers, and advertisers the ability to easily and effectively monetize digital video content across all screens and devices through one centralized solution.” ([adaptivem](https://www.adaptivem.com/platform/))
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: mediagraph.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Found on
* Cult of Mac
## Further reading
* [Privacy policy](https://www.adaptivem.com/privacy-policy/)
# Moat
## moatads.com
## What is it?
In their own words: “Moat measures real-time Attention Analytics” ([moat.com](https://www.moat.com))
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.
```mson
- trigger:
- url-filter: moatads.com
- load-type: third-party
- action:
- type: block
```
## Found on
* Cult of Mac
## Further reading
* [Moat privacy policy](http://www.moat.com/pages/privacy)
# Native Ads
## nativeads.com
## What is it?
Native ad exchange.
## Found on
* [CultOfMac.com](/publishers/cult-of-mac-dot-com.html): `http://cpanel.nativeads.com/js/pixel/pixel-106399-ed8e2e723a07c8c60cba59da2d1792072b0bd7d8.js`
## How it violates the [Ethical Design Manifesto](https://ind.ie/ethical-design)
* **Respect for human rights:** tracks you.
From their privacy policy:
> As part of our ad delivery and reporting, we log page views and collect information for the purpose of delivering ads or providing advertising-related services, including providing a specific advertisement based on a particular type of browser or time of day; statistical reporting in connection with the activity on a Web site; and tracking the number of ads served on a particular day to a particular Web site(tracking web analytics data).
## Block rule
Block the script from loading.