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Mitigating third-party tracking
Beyond what I think of as older traditional network security methods such as IP firewalls and LAN Access Control (e.g., FingBox), I’m studying third-party tracking and how to mitigate the loss of private data. On Mac platforms, I’ve employed an unruly clutter of tools such as Disconnect.me, Better.fyi, Safari Preference settings, etc. But none are as useful to me as Little Snitch, especially the way it brings direct GUI control right to me, allowing me to see what web traffic and browsers are leaking out from our lans.
So, in addition to that, I’m also looking for ways to extend Little Snitch-like IP-level control to the scope of the whole LAN. Oversimplifying perhaps, Fing brings elements of Access Control, affordably. This is great, of course.
But I’d really like to see solutions for firewall filtering for the whole LAN based on IP header info. Sure, this probably means control of the router itself. But I’d like to ask the community what others have discovered.