Privacy Badger – Browser Extension to Block Trackers

Privacy Badger is a web browser extension that can be installed on Firefox or Chrome browsers. The extension blocks tracking cookies, trackers, and banner ads that appear on website during navigation. The extension is designed to help users avoid snooping as many companies today track users to display a targeted ads and make more income without respecting users privacy.

Privacy Badger - Browser Extension to Block Trackers
Privacy Badger – Browser Extension to Block Trackers

Privacy Badger code is based on Adblock Plus, but the extension have more features compared to other product and one of the major advantages that it works without any settings update or modification so with the default installation user will get the most of this extension.

Another important point that the extension will not just block all advertising banners but it will block the code that may track or monitor user activity and this will reduce the number of false positives.

Latest release 2020.2.19 include the following features:

  • Added website breakage warnings, shown in the popup when you block a domain known to break websites
  • Removed pixel cookie sharing detection pending security fixes
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Catalan, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, German, Russian)

Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google and Twitter, with more privacy protections on the way.

You can read more and download this extension over here: https://github.com/EFForg/privacybadger

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