Jan 15 2008

Too many scripts to allow

Published by at 11:08 am under Privacy

I’ve mentioned once or twice before that I use Firefox with the NoScript plugin.  I take into account that many sites need to run a few scripts to run properly, and I’ll even allow for one or two more if I want to watch a video.  But I have never run into such an overbearing number of scripts that need to be enabled as when I tried to see a video on the basics of Data Portability.  If it was only three or four scripts that I needed to allow to use this site, I’d consider it.  But this ReadWriteWeb needs 11 different scripts from different sites before it’ll run properly.  Or so I assume, since I’m stopping at even temporarily allowing half that number.

I’m interested in learning more about data portability, just not at the expense of giving up that much my information.  All those tracking/analytic scripts make me feel like they’ve got a microscope on me when I visit the site.  Too bad, since the article makes the video seem worth watching.

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Too many scripts to allow”

  1. Jordan’s Thoughtson 15 Jan 2008 at 2:54 pm

    […] I just came across this video while reading this post on the Network Security Blog. […]

  2. Peteron 15 Jan 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Don’t waste your time. It’s a completely useless video that basically says “You spend a lot of time logging into all your social websites and entering data. Wouldn’t it be great if you could share data between them? Well, people are working on it.”

  3. Davidon 15 Jan 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Martin, you can left-click on the area where the video would be and a dialog box will come up. From there you can choose to temporarily allow the object or not. I find this useful all the time for playing the video that is displayed on a site without having to go through each site in the options list like a lottery.

  4. yetion 16 Jan 2008 at 9:54 am

    alternative: wget the link, scan the HTML and you see a direct link to the Flash:


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