[PLUG-TALK] Any decent banks without third party trackers?

Larry Brigman larry.brigman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 16:32:30 PST 2018


And most banks farm out running of their websites.

On Jan 20, 2018 3:07 PM, "Denis Heidtmann" <denis.heidtmann at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Due to my complete lack of understanding how browsers and tracking works,
> I wonder:  how is it possible to log onto a bank's site and not have your
> activity there being kept track of?  Or are you just insuring that your
> browser has no record of it?  And Tomas, what identification information do
> you believe is sent along with the banking activity?  What legal limits are
> there on the type of identification information that the bank can provide
> to others?  And how did you become aware of the 3 trackers?
>
> Thanks,
> -Denis
>
> On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>
> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 20 Jan 2018, Tomas Kuchta wrote:
>>
>> Can anyone recommend decent bank operating in PDX and does not use third
>>> party trackers inside logged-in web banking session? I am asking here,
>>> because anybody else I asked around responded - what's tracker; no way
>>> banks could do that; ...
>>>
>>> I am currently with First Tech and they recently started to use 3
>>> trackers sending any banking activity to Google, Ensighteen and New Relic.
>>>
>>> Bank of America is also sending logged-in banking activity to Google and
>>> someone else ...
>>>
>>
>> In the grand PLUG tradition, I'll answer a question you didn't ask: How
>> to I minimize exposure of commercial web activity?
>>
>> My answer is that all such activity gets done in a Chrome "incognito"
>> window. I close all other Chrome windows, open an incognito window,
>> transact my business, and then close Chrome. In true fact, I reserve Chrome
>> exclusively for this sort of work, using Firefox and Safari for day-to-day
>> browsing.
>>
>> Again, that doesn't answer your question -- but it was easier for me to
>> arrange browser usage than it would be to change financial institutions.
>>
>> --
>> Paul Heinlein
>> heinlein at madboa.com
>> 45°38' N, 122°6' W
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