Paul McGrath


Trackers and Responsible Web Citizenship

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash

Updated on 2nd February 2019: I recently added Simple Analytics to my site, and have made the dashboard public for anyone who might be interested here.

Recently I decided to remove Google Analytics from my site in a small effort to reject the Surveillance Capitalism that has become commonplace on the web.

Inspired in part by Andre Staltz’s ideas on Open Web Traffic, I would love to move towards a more communally-useful model of information collection and aggregation, should I have the spare time to do so.

In the same spirit, I’m also greatly enjoying Mozilla’s Containers for Firefox at the moment–especially the Facebook one–which has made containing that nasty aspect of the Web a little easier.

If you happen to be looking for a few browser extensions to take back some control of your data, the following are highly recommended: