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Mar 28, 2012
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Tracking users and privacy is a big deal, especially this year, where there've been eye-popping news about what certain apps (we're looking at you, Path) do to your information. Even worse, the corporations who should know better aren't really going the opposite direction. For one, at times they're the ones tracking you and invading your privacy.

Some former Google employees have created a company to stop just that, and it's got the perfect name, Disconnect.me. They start with a promise, "Disconnect makes the web your business not theirs." Topped with "Our privacy policy, in a sentence: We don’t collect your IP address or any other personal info, except your email address if you ask us to write you."

Ooohh. If that isn't a burn on the Big G, we don't know what is. Seems upfront enough, right? The company has you install a plug-in for Chrome that gives users control over their privacy by stopping sites from tracking their browsing the web. Their mission is to "put you back in charge and let you decide who does what with your online data" because companies are "taking, analyzing, and auctioning off things like the history of webpages you go to and searches you do, without even telling you."

If you value you and your family's privacy, you'll give Disconnect.me a shot.

WORDS BY Neps Firmalan
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