According to a recent report from Dasient, there were over three million impressions served per day on malicious web advertisements, with more than one million web sites estimated to be infected in the final quarter of 2010. The report also predicted that after three months of browsing, the average Internet user would have a 95% chance of hitting an infected page. Not surprising was that this same report found that most social media networks were prone to being used as distribution platforms for malware.
Our most recent Cocoon product update includes server-side blocking of advertisements. At Mashable this is the advertisement that I viewed with Cocoon prior to blocking advertising
With such constant bombardment of online advertising, my mind still has not learned how to filter out the graphics. Using Cocoon preferences all I had to do was place a check mark here
and advertisements turn into aesthetically pleasing white space…
You can now use Block Facebook Tracking to prevent websites from identifying you through Facebook and reporting this information back to the mother ship.
When you visit a website like CNN, you can see what your friends are recommending and sharing on CNN. Your friends can also see what you are recommending and sharing.
If you are not in the mood for reciprocity you can turn this feature off in Cocoon preferences.
You can now enjoy the news knowing you are safe from prying eyes and your friends will not be able to view your activity on CNN.
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