Daily Topics - Thursday May 24th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Does the internet force you to live in a bubble?

Hour Two: Is it possible to have a populist movement on the right? Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - drink coffee, live longer?

Hour Three: Why is Detroit holding a funeral for Democracy? Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push Detroit


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brett4096 3 years 26 weeks ago

Internet content filtered by google when searching on google?

set your browser to autmatically Clear your cookies and search form data every time you close the browser. its like you never used the web before every time you restart the browser.

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eswiderski 3 years 26 weeks ago

For most people the following is sufficient:

- Use search engines anonymously, don't sign in.

- Clear browser cache and cookies after each use.

For the paranoids:

- Use anonymizer software installed on your computer to block additional system information that makes you identifiable.

- Subscribe to a proxy service that sits between you and the internet and relays all information sent and received.

Progressive Avenger 3 years 26 weeks ago

eswiderski is right. You've got to become untraceable. However, this is more easily accomplished than learning to become a magician and snapping your fingers to become invisible, or subscribing to a proxy service:

Instead of using google or yahoo, or any of the other - well, or somewhat known search engines use www.startpage.com which will give you an accurate search without recording your IP address, or your searches, or anything, and gives you the option of visiting the web page you decide to visit directly (this for trusted sites) or visiting through their Ixquick Proxy where none of your personal info is recorded or forwarded, and no cookies. Nothing to download - no subscriber fees.

You now have the power to strike back against the machines, and those who see you simply as a mark to profit from without regard for your privacy. Try it, like it, then spread the word.

Regards to all,

Progressive Avenger

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bobhirst 3 years 26 weeks ago

In addition to AdBlock, there is an add-on to your browser called Do Not Track Plus by Albine.com. Install it at www.albine.com and you won't be tracked. It will also tell you who WANTS to track you. Best part: it's free.

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And for good reason, too.

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