Privacy? Yes, please

With all the attention that Facebook ir receiving, what are you doing to protect your information? Not just your Facebook’s personal info, but also your internet traffic is somewhere in a server, without even your consent. Facebook isn’t just the only one that retrieves your traffic information, also Google and many other companies, even with a VPN. Nowadays, it is difficult to hide your information from these companies, but there is always a solution, or at least to protect a little more your information.

Personally, I do think that ads are necessary when the content is free because it’s work that it given for free. The problem is when the pages that are publishing those ads are also giving your personal info and internet traffic to a third-party company without even saying it to you and that’s the point that isn’t fair or correct. With all of the privacy movement, I just decide to look for an AdBlocker to my MacBook Pro. Not just to hide those invasive ads, but also to protect a little more my information. While making a little research through Reddit, I found a thread asking for some AdBlockers (link: https://www.reddit.com/r/apple/comments/7o7zw9/your_favorite_adblocker_for_safari_macos_with/). Thanks to the comments, I opted for AdGuard. My experience was incredible.

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AdGuard isn’t my first ad blocker, but it was completely different from the others. Starting with its interface, it is really easy to use. It has interesting options, a menu appears when a page has ads and it gives you options for the page, such as: Block Element, Add Exception, or do not block the page for 30 seconds. For experience, some ad blockers doesn’t work with some pages becase devs are implementing a way to find out when you have an ad blocker, but the cases with AdGuard were different. Between my 14 days of trial, I have never experienced a page with this new feature. I even tested a webpage with different ad blockers and the feature appeared in the other ones, but while using AdGuard.

I didn’t browse a lot on those 14 days, but in my first week, the app showed me these numbers:Screen Shot 2018-04-30 at 11.08.12 AM.png

The amount of ads and trackers blocked were a lot. Just imagine when there is no tool to prevent anything at all. At the end of the trial period, my final stats were shown within the following message:

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The experience was great, I recommend it without doubt.

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AdGuard link:

https://adguard.com/en/welcome.html

Download AdGuard for Mac:

https://adguard.com/en/download.html?os=mac

 

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