Ex-Googler's 'Disconnect' Extension Disables Third-Party Data Tracking
Three weeks ago, a former Google employee named Brian Kennish left the search behemoth to launch Disconnect, a browser extension for Chrome and Rockmelt that prevents third parties like Digg, Facebook, Twitter (and, yes, Google) from picking up cookies from your searches and browsing.
Disconnect isn't the first privacy extension to hit the Web, but it does offer the user fine-grained control over what is being blocked and shows you how many sites are being blocked when you load a certain page. In other words, you'll be alerted to the Facebook modules embedded on the blogs you're browsing. Fortunately, Disconnect lets you re-enable any of the third-party sites that you've blocked.
Versions of Disconnect for Firefox and Safari are on the way, so, until they arrive, we would recommend using one of the browsers that are protected. Or hiding in a bunker. On the moon.