A project to learn more about how much we really are being tracked online.
The savy amongst us know that we can use our
/etc/hosts file to route sites we don't like to localhost to stop our computers from speaking to trackers.
# cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost 127.0.0.1 facebook.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
However, if you point your
/etc/hosts to trackbat, you can help us gather data about which sites and which endpoints are tracking you!
# cat /etc/hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost ::1 localhost trackbat.com facebook.com trackbat.com www.facebook.com
This project is developed in the open, and be viewed at https://github.com/evantahler/trackbat