BTW, EBSCOhost (used in a few libraries, I think) has AddThis widgets. I suppose if you use their API you could avoid that.

Jeff Karlsen
Librarian & Library Department Chair
Sacramento City College

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Joshua Nathan Gomez
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I agree. What was prompted as a discussion of protecting one's patrons has turned into a discussion of protecting oneself.

Joshua Gomez
Library Systems Programmer
University of Southern California

From: Code for Libraries <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Eric Hellman <[log in to unmask]>
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I must say I'm surprised that most of the response to "libraries are letting advertisers track patrons as they browse their catalogs" is discussion of privacy condomware. Perhaps I've missed something?

> On Aug 14, 2014, at 1:39 PM, Karen Coyle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Bill (&others), are you running PrivacyBadger alongside AdBlock? I'm concerned about the confluence of decisions there, although tempted to try anyway.
> Thanks,
> kc
>> On 8/13/14, 2:08 PM, William Denton wrote:
>>> On 13 August 2014, Karen Coyle wrote:
>>> *ps - I had a great cookie manager for a while, but it's no longer around. Cookie control in browsers actually was easier a decade ago - they've obviously been discouraged from including that software. If anyone knows of a good cookie program or plugin, I'd like to hear about it.
>> I use Cookie Monster [0] and like it.
>> Related:  on my work box I'm trying out the EFF's Privacy Badger [1], which I hope will be a success.  At home I use Disconnect [2], which blocks entire domains.  It's great for cutting out cookies and junk like AddThis, but cripes, I hadn't realized how many people pull in Javascript libraries from Google or Yahoo. That's a harder way of tracking to avoid.
>> Bill
>> [0]
>> [1] [2] 
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