I've had this since version 28 and now it's getting even more annoying. I have the gimmicky medals turned off and they still show every time I click on the icon. The drop-down/pop-up is obnoxiously big as well. I have updated to their newest version as well. Contemplating removing. The newer version places the abine marque in every password field for you email/password. By the time I've left clicked through three menus I could type my email address in by hand. Ghostery seems like a better blocker, although they don't offer a email masker. Currently, that is the only reason I keep abine's add-on.
Appreciate your reply. The fact the popup notification shows doesn't bother me. It's the updated version that changed and now shows a row of medals on it every time. I'm not a third grader that needs to see this kind of thing..just what's been blocked. Also, I'm impressed with the fact that you don't delete reviews that aren't totally in your favor like all the other add-on developers.
Hello Dolamite. You can turn off the tracker notification popup by clicking your DNTMe icon, clicking settings, and unselecting "Show tracker notification on every page" beneath preferences. To turn off the DNTMe icon in each field, please email support at abine dot com
I like it. It seems to be doing the job and there are no performance issues that I know of
Hi Tampajoe -- thanks for reviewing DoNotTrackMe! We appreciate your feedback.
This app completely stopped working when the new firefox came out. Click on the icon and nothing happens. Have tried reloading several times. In addition, the new firefox is *super* slow!!
Hi aseymour -- so sorry about that. Please email me at olivia at abine dot com for the direct install link.
Easy to use, nice features and very helpful! Very eye-opening! Honestly had no idea there were so many trackers out there!
Hi mykey -- great! Thanks so much for reviewing us. I'm glad to hear you're enjoying DNTMe. It is rather shocking to see the number of companies who track you!
Upgraded to FF 30.0 and DNT stopped working. Removed and reinstall - still not working. The add-on stays orange with a + inside and a blue square background. Clicking it does nothing.
Hi FlushIE -- so sorry about that. Please email me : olivia at abine dot com and I will give you a link to install DNTMe that will function properly on Firefox 30.
DNTM doesn't work anymore. This app stopped working properly a couple weeks ago. It doesn't track period anymore-nothing happens as a previous reviewer stated. I've had this app for months and it worked great previously. It doesn't matter which browser I use either, Firefox or Chrome.
Hi Max -- please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I can assist you further. Typically this issue will be fixed with an uninstall and reinstall, but I'm surprised to hear it stopped working on both Firefox and Chrome. I do apologize for that but I'm confident we can get DNTMe back up and running!
I LOVE this add-on. Helps me so much with spam emails, can't say enough good things about it!
Thanks Rebecca! Glad to hear you're getting a lot out of it! :)
Like the previous reviewers, this plugin has recently taken over my entire browser. Pasting its logo and plugging the services of Abine on every website you visit.
Posted a support request, but no reply. Recommend staying away.
UPDATE, POST RESPONSE:
If you read more about my review, you might not be so condescending, as lack of knowledge of the mentioned wares are not applicable to your faulty software. I refer you to my extensive bug report, and reminds other readers, that it is NOT TRUE, that the pasted Abine logos can be disabled.
When this add-on is installed on Firefox 30+, a clickable Abine logo will appear in any and all fields online. Whether you disable the premium services or not.
In some cases this external input triggers security alarms. An otherwise secure form in my online bank was edited by Abine, leading to an IP-block from all banking services.
All the best,
Hi again -- I do apologize that that response was condescending. The issue you're describing is in fact a bug, and I apologize that Zach overlooked that. If you email me (Olivia at abine dot com), I will provide you with a link to DNTMe that will fix these icons being in the input fields. So sorry about that!
I don't recommend this. It will take over.
Since your review isn't very detailed, it's hard to understand your issue and help you resolve it. I would love to help further. Just let me know any questions or more specific feedback you have.
If you want to chat directly, feel free to email me at zrachins at abine dot com.
Recently stopped working and even their site keeps hijacking me to their other "Mask Me" product. Three virus/malware scans-all NEGATIVE and I'm still getting the same CRAP. NOT a happy camper!
I'm really sorry that your first experience with DoNotTrackMe was negative. To clear up some confusion, some of what you refer to us as MaskMe features are features that are common with DoNotTackMe as well.
For example, if you read the DNTMe extension description further, you will see that when you encounter an email form that is requesting your email address, we help you provide a disposable email address to protect your real one (instead of giving out your own).
None of these features are malware or harmful to you at all - actually quite the opposite!
It would be great to know where we failed at communicating how the features work so that we can improve DoNotTrackMe for current and future users alike.
You can reach me at zrachins at abine dot com with any questions or if you want to talk further.
I updated Firefox to v31, and after it restarted, a tab opened up with the DoNotTrackMe website (Abine) appearing.
Where the hell did this BS come from? I didn't install any such add-ons. I don't see any Abine or DoNotTrackMe in my add-ons extension list.
Hello Tristan -- I'm sorry about that. If you go to tools>>addons>>extensions, you will be able to remove DNTMe from there. Be sure to restart Firefox once you've removed DNTMe.
Great app i wish it supported outgoing and incoming text.
Hi Mike -- glad to hear you're enjoying DNTMe. We plan to add support for outgoing texts in the future, but incoming texts are currently supported! If you're having issues receiving texts, please email our support staff (support at abine dot com) and they will be able to help you further.
Realy excellent tool it blocks the anoying advertisement company;s wich would snake into your websurfing behaviour with showing you advertisement from the company,i also realy like the mask e-mail feature and free of charge,and i just expeirenced that if i subscribed to a online service Abine shows you automaticly an option to mask your e-mail adres for other people or just use your default e-mail adres you prefer to use wich you previously have added at the setup at the mask e-mail option settings page.
Awesome guys for this fantastic tool keep up the good work!!
Ein sehr gutes Add-on zum Blockieren von Trackern und für "Masked emails". Allerdings funktionieren v.a. die Premium-Features nicht in allen Ländern. In Deutschland funktionieren zur Zeit z.B. "Masked Phones" und "Masked Cards" nicht (siehe FAQ: https://dnt.abine.com/#/help/faq).
Es wäre schön wenn die Unterstützung für mehr Ländern eingebaut würde.
It's a very good add-on for blocking trackers and "Masked emails", but many premium features don't work in all countries. E.g. "Masked Phones" and "Masked Cards" don't work in Germany (see FAQ: https://dnt.abine.com/#/help/faq).
It would be nice if the support for more countries will be added.
Used to be a great add-on but recently the developers are requesting for us to register.
What a bunch of crap, a "privacy" add-on that also wants your data. Is that some kind of sick joke?
Sorry to dissapoint you. We don't require (and never will) any registration to block tracking. Registration is 100% optional.
However, to use the email masking and to protect the privacy of your phone and credit card, yeah, you gotta register. we can't actually proxy the information without having it.
Agreed it's a catch-22 but true "anonymity" is tough. Again, you're free to use without registering. But you can get more privacy at more places by using Masking.
I liked this add-on until I could not navigate properly through the new usbank website. Could log into account, but could not maneuver back and forth between "tabs" or click anything that pulled up a pop-up-like window.
In response to Abine below...I didn't realize I could do this! Done, and now things are fine. Thanks!
Tried various things to fix problem, to no avail until I turned off DNTMe.
If a fix is implemented for this kind of problem, I'd acivate this add-on again!
sorry about this. Can you open the DNT panel on USbank and simply slide "DoNotTrackMyBrowsing" to OFF? then you can use it on other sites as normal and it will remember this setting each time you visit the bank.
I wrote them an email and no response since I am a "Free" user . So I gave a review here as I see where they respond to some people. But no one has responded to me . So I have now uninstalled DNTMe and will not recommend it to anyone. Who wants a software when there is no kind of support. Don't get this. There are plenty of alternatives around with much better support.
Sorry you haven't gotten a response yet. We do answer all support requests, but we're struggling to keep up. We feel terrible we lost your confidence - if there is anything we can do to regain it, let us know
When launching Firefox or opening a new window (but not a tab), Firefox hangs for 2 to 5 minutes. I have double-checked that it is indeed DNTM that causes it. Please fix it asap. I use the extension every day.
Could you send this same note into support from inside of DNTM? that way we can make sure your version and everything are logged. thanks.
If I can figure out how to use Ad Block Plus to block the damned popup that appears every time I open a new Web site, I'll come back and rate this higher.
There ARE other ways and other tools. Or is that why the app insists on bragging every time it does what it's supposed to do? Have to show off by advertising?
click on the GEAR icon in the settings page, read each setting and decide how you want it to work. each setting is customizable by you.
As the vast majority of Firefox adons Firefox, more quality. Congratulations to the developer.
I still appreciate this add-on but it's evidently not working on Yahoo now. Naturally I blame this on Yahoo, but still....
Thanks for asking about this. DoNotTrackMe works and protects you on Yahoo! What Yahoo! has said is they will not support the technical standard which is also called "do not track". We realize this is confusing but rest assured, tracking you see on Yahoo! or Yahoo! properties that you decide to block is being blocked.
I saw another reviewer who complained that Yahoo shut off DoNotTrackMe and the response was "Hello -- this message was about the DoNotTrack signals that come from your browser, which is entirely different than DNTMe. DNTMe will still work on Yahoo." However, I just had the same problem and the DNTMe toolbar icon indicated that it WAS allowing tracking on Yahoo. I checked and DNTMe was indeed off for Yahoo because it was 'suggested' by Abine as an okay site. I clicked the blocking back on but it is annoying that the service continues to follow these 'suggestions' even though I specifically disabled the 'suggestions' in the option menu. I'd prefer that the service just block all sites without any exceptions that I don't add myself.
Thanks for letting us know about the issues. Our suggestions are not based on saying a site is "ok". Rather, they are meant to make sure everything you click on on that site functions as expected. If you continue to see suggestions after you change your settings and disabled them, please send us a bug report. Thanks!
I think this is great.
But one question: Does it also block third-party tracking cookies?
My understanding is it blocks the site I'm on, and that's super cool, but I don't see mention of third-party blocking anywhere.
It also blocks newer tracking technologies that do not rely on cookies to track you. hope this helps.
Recently, the privacy dashboard stop working all together for no apparent reason. I tried re-installing DTM multiple times to no avail. I can't use any buttons on the dashboard, and for some strange reason, all of the icons are missing as well. Please fix this.
I'm sorry you had a problem, but it should be fixed now. We found that we had a bad version of a file stuck in our infrastructure's cache today.
Everything should be working for you, and please let us know if you have any problems. Email me (Andy) directly at email@example.com if you see any problems.
We're sorry this happened and we've put changes in place to make sure it can't happen again.
5/1/2014 Today I got a notification in the Chrome browser on Yahoo telling me that Yahoo has turned off DoNotTrackMe for a better experience. WHAT! This was a special notification from Yahoo in one of their notification boxes. Apparently Yahoo has found a way to turn off DoNotTrackMe or the company has configured the software to not function at Yahoo. Which is it? Either way I'm VERY disappointed because it is companies like Yahoo that I don't want to know all about me. They are the ones with the money and talent to exploit my information the most. I need a way to turn on DoNotTrackMe on this site. I want a notification in the settings menu that shows whether the software is enabled on each site I visit. If it isn't then I want to turn it on and save the setting. Please fix this. Thank you for making this software. Now find a way to block web beacons.
Hello -- this message was about the DoNotTrack signals that come from your browser, which is entirely different than DNTMe. DNTMe will still work on Yahoo.