Allows the user to prevent Tynt.com from recording copy/paste events from sites that use Tynt's tracer script.
A number of sites (e.g. http://sfgate.com and http://nydailynews.com) have begun using Tynt.com's tracer technology to detect when you copy part of a web page so that they can track where that copied content is used.
While interesting, the use of Tynt by a site necessitates sending tracking information to Tynt's servers when you do nothing more than copy some text or drag an image from the browser, all without your knowledge or consent. This mechanism raises a number of security and privacy concerns.
Tynt's embedded script does seem to include a means of being disabled, but there seems to be no way to disable it as a user. This simple extension gives users the ability to either continue using Tynt or to disable it when it is detected, thus giving the user control of his or her privacy.
The current version of this extension silently disables Tynt instead of prompting the user. Note that the first time you visit a site that uses Tynt, the extension will automatically reload the page after disabling Tynt. This happens only once per site.
Note, you can now opt-out directly on Tynt's site: http://www.tynt.com/support/opt-inout/