In the news

Here’s a handful of what’s been written about Disconnect. If you’re writing something, you can email press@disconnect.me.


CNN

“Kennish left Google in November to focus more on programs that empower people to take control of their privacy online.”

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Switched

“It’s heartening to think that some of the people responsible for these advances are offering technology that fights back.”

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Lifehacker

“Enter Disconnect, an extension that de-personalizes your browsing without cutting off necessary functionality.”

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TC

“Disconnect is easier to use than conventional ad blockers and does not impair web functionality.”

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Switched

“It’s unique in that it actually shows you how many are blocked, in real time and also prevents ‘personalization’ tracking by search engines.”

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WSJ

“Importantly, it keeps users logged into Gmail while keeping their search queries private.”

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VentureBeat

“Icons and pictures that send data to other sites are deleted from the site and replaced by a blue color block.”

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Engadget

“You don’t have to wait for Microsoft or bureaucracy to keep your privacy paramount if you browse with Rockmelt or Chrome.”

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ReadWriteWeb

“The tool could be useful for those concerned about how different social tools are keeping track of your browsing habits.”

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The ABC

“It’s simple, elegant, and provides the kind of safety we’ll all be wanting lots more of.”

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Launch

“A solo entrepreneur with ex-Googler cred toiling away to protect the dumb masses and elite intellectuals alike — what’s not to love?”

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WSJ

“Mr. Kennish’s study examined more than 200,000 Web pages on the top 1,000 sites.”

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CNN

“Disconnect is developing a system of buttons that websites and browser providers can use to clearly demonstrate a site’s tracking policies.”

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