A couple of months back, CCleaner added on a tracker removal feature. Everytime you run it, you get a 'Number of Trackers" removed. My guess is the largest number trackers are coming from my Google-controlled Mozilla Firefox browser failing to stop them (or Firefox has it’s own trackers)… and my ISP provider the unethical Centurylink.
I wouldn’t mind being tracked if I hadn’t read “Dragnet Nation” and worked in the tech industry long enough to understand data aggregation… data is the new big oil and any 'paying for the free software" rationale is long gone.
Ideally, I should be able to download an add-on that would just remove of all the tracking activity as soon as it is attempted. But none of them work 100% across the board. My browser settings stop some tracking activity. I’m running Adblock, Ublock Origin, Adguard Adblocker and that does stop all but 1-100 of them for each internet session.
Bottom line, if I am going to generate data for a company to sell, I deserve to be compensated and to decide what data I am going to contribute to their enterprise. If I’m not getting a dime (and wages are dropping everywhere) and no one is even showing me the courtesy of asking if I want to participate - I don’t want my internet activity tracked.
The movie “Algorithm” about all of this was created by young people a couple of years ago. It’s excellent.