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Posted by Marcus Zillman


Many modern websites make extensive use of javascript libraries for interactive content and increasingly for basic page-layout tasks. Rather than keeping a copy of these libraries on their own servers, many website creators will leverage one of the content delivery networks (Google APIs, Cloudflare’s CDNJS, MaxCDN, etc). As an unfortunate side-effect, CDN owners have the ability to track users across any websites that use their services. Decentraleyes is a browser extension that keeps copies of the most popular javascript libraries, rewriting requests to CDNs to use the local copies instead. In addition to increasing user privacy, this technique can also reduce network traffic and speed up loading of websites. Decentraleyes is free software, released under the Mozilla Public License with source code available on GitHub. Decentraleyes is available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera. This will be added to Script Resources Subject Tracers™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. Copyright © 2018 Internet Scout Research Group –

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