Marco Arment:

In a few years, after the dust has settled, we’re all going to look back at today’s web’s excesses and abuses as an almost unbelievable embarrassment. Hopefully, the worst is behind us. And it’s time to stop demonizing people who use tools to bring that sanity to their web browsers today.

Good post. I should note that Marco’s site has 7 scripts that Ghostery needed to block. UPDATED: At the time of pub listing Ghostery did show 7 scripts, however as of 08-13-2015 Marco’s site now shows just one for The DECK ads.

I recently disable Mint analytics from this site and switched to Piwik. Both still owned on my own server, but the latter supports Do Not Track and allows me to provide and opt-out button.

Posted by Ben Brooks