BOSTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Facebook tracks users' browsing across the Web by placing Like buttons and its Facebook Login on other websites. In the past they have stated they would not combine users' browsing history with their social identities, but now they have announced they will, and they will sell this to advertisers. Consumers who do not want Facebook knowing where they browse and selling that data have recourse: Abine's DoNotTrackMe.
"It is crazy for anyone to allow Facebook to collect their browsing history when they're not even logged into Facebook," said Abine CEO Rob Shavell. "The idea that one company should be trusted to know about our friends and family and then also everything we do online is insane."
The DoNotTrackMe privacy solution automatically stops this tracking and is available free on Abine.com. It has protected more than 11 million global users' browsing activity and personal information and has blocked more than 10 billion Facebook button tracking attempts. The solution is designed to keep users' social profiles separate from their browsing histories.
DoNotTrackMe combines two free features to protect consumers:
- Blocking tracking companies: DoNotTrackMe blocks all major data collection companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, from tracking users' behavior while surfing the Web. DoNotTrackMe has blocked more than a trillion trackers from recording users' activity.
- Protecting users' email addresses: DoNotTrackMe protects more than 6 million emails every day using its Masked Email technology, which provides a fast and easy way to log in without being tracked. Users simply click one button on any website to create a new disposable Masked Email to protect their email.
Not only does DoNotTrackMe block Facebook and others from tracking users' Web movements, collecting their personal data and then selling all of that information to advertisers, the privacy solution also tells users which companies are tracking them, and how many trackers are being blocked. Abine's engineers continuously monitor who these companies are and determine how their code works, so that DoNotTrackMe can stop them.
Abine is the online privacy company and is committed to providing easy-to-use privacy software and solutions for everyday people. Abine's flagship product DoNotTrackMe has protected over 10 million people's privacy across the globe and is available as a browser extension and web application across all five major browsers, and as a mobile app available for iPhone and Android devices.