Tracker Survey

Here are a handful of Ghostery reports for various hosted sites.

Logged in:

Logged out:

42 trackers on the front page of when logged out is a lot. Do they all respect Do Not Track?


#ads, #ghostery, #trackers

Session notes: drag-and-drop image flow, trackers, editor, masterbar – Macnchrome, iPhone 7+

Lack of alt editing in drag-and-drop upload flow

Without an image modal, drag-and-drop image upload flow requires diving into the media library to add alt text to an image. #accessibility

Calypso editor Ghostery report

Lots of trackers. We load 12 – 15. Six months ago, there were only 4.

Clipped editor action bar, iOS Calypso

Masterbar buttons, iOS Calypso

#ad-blockers, #ads, #chrome, #desktop, #editor, #ghostery, #ios, #macos, #masterbar, #mobile, #phablet, #session-notes

Seeking help through 2fa and ad blockers

While seeking how to contact support from a Calypso session, I ran into 2fa.

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AFAICT, the only way to /help is  through /me, which has an additional later of authenticaton. If I’m looking for help, 2fa probably won’t be welcome.

Once through 2FA, I clicked the Contact Us button and saw this.

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This page never loads

I stared at this for awhile, wondering what was going on. I finally brought up a console to see what could be seen.

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olark is blocked. I use Ghostery and block pretty much everything, everywhere.

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I can’t remember if olark was blocked by default or if I manually blocked it . I might have blocked it manually because the live chat ui in wp-admin bugs me.

Allowing olark allows /help/contact/.

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#2fa, #ad-blockers, #ads, #chrome, #extension-conflict, #help, #journey, #macos, #support, #trackers