What are some good browser extensions to protect your privacy?
Companies like Twitter, Facebook, and Google (not to mention all sorts of various ad networks) create cookies that track you around the entire internet and basically build a ridiculously accurate profile of your interests and habits. Facebook's recent news about "bringing a more personal touch to ads" (my B.S. alarm going off like crazy) reminds me that I should probably figure out how to lock down my browser. (More news on Facebook's new ad policy here: www.cnet.com/news/sandberg-bring-the-personal-touc...)
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy using Facebook, Twitter, and other services -- but I want it to be on my own terms. And I don't want to be boiled down into nothing more than a glorified algorithm (at least if I can help it).
So, for things like Chrome, Firefox, Safari (or whatever your favorite browser is), what sorts of extensions are you using to keep companies from tracking literally everything you do? Adblock comes to mind, but there are others right?
Tor Browser is another good one. It bounces your information between three people, but anyone looking at that information can't tell who it originated from.
4 users following this discussion:
This discussion has been viewed 3534 times.
Last activity .