Sheepish: Prevent Sites From Tracking You For Better Privacy [Chrome]

Online privacy is perhaps one of the most debated topics there is; everything from emails services to cloud storage and social networks can often end up under heavy criticism for the way they track and use personal information. It isn’t just some of the frequently used sites that track us, even when you aren’t signed in, websites (or more precisely ad companies) are tracking you. Seemingly harmless and often useful sites have ads and not all those ad companies like to play nice. Sheepish, a Google Chrome extension, allows you to detect these invisible trackers on different websites and lets you control your privacy. It gives you a list of all the trackers and a list  to all the companies that are interested in your activity. With Sheepish you can browse in a more secure manner and have a safer browser experience.

Once you’ve installed the extension, the extension adds a button, a white sheep next to the URL bar. As you browse online, a list of all the companies that track you is displayed on the extension button.

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Once the list is populated, you will be able to view the total number of trackers and the complete details of all these companies. Just click the Sheepish button to view these details.

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Access the extension’s options to enable tracker blocking and to view the number of bugs. Furthermore, you can choose to show blocked, unblocked and all bugs from the drop-down menu. Also, filter bugs by using different keywords.


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Sheepish is a fast, efficient and handy extension that enhances web security and guards you against trackers. It provides you with a safer browsing experience, and makes it easier for even a rookie to manage privacy. Install the extension from the link given below and try it out.

Install Sheepish For Google Chrome

Editor’s Note: The extension, Sheepish, was found to be using the codebase and element-library of another extension chrome extension called Ghostery. The developers of the latter filed a copyright complaint against Sheepish, which apparently resulted in the removal of Sheepish from the Chrome Web Store.

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  • http://twitter.com/LMaui Larry McCarty

    Ironic, you present this article and Sheepish shows 24 trackers here on your page… 

  • http://twitter.com/LMaui Larry McCarty

    Ironic, Sheepish found 24 companies tracking here on your site.

    • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

      Of course you found trackers on our website – without the irnoy – because we display ads, use Disqus, have a Twitter button, Facebook Likes system, Google Analytics, Google+, and much more. Tell you what. head over to virtually any website on the internet, and you’ll find something tracking your information. It’s nothing too surprising, nor too alarming, just how the internet works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Odysseus-Soma/100000157442378 Nicholas Odysseus Soma

    And now it’s gone…

    • http://www.dannysalas.com Danny

      Yep, gone. Any alternative to install it?

      • fixanoid

        Yes, Ghostery is what Sheepish ripped off, available here: http://www.ghostery.com

      • http://www.addictivetips.com Aatif Khan

        Please see the editor’s note in the post above. Sheepish has been removed from Chrome Web Store on account of a copyright violation.