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[–] CptCmdrAwesome 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Highly recommended, have been using this for a while. Shame there isn't an Android version. HTTPS Everywhere is also essential.

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[–] thunder_fuck 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

What are Self-Destructing Cookies, and why should I eat them?

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[–] Tantalus 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Ironically noscript makes it impossible to download.

As an aside, I am using Disconnect and Ghostery, could I replace them with this? Or should I use all three?

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[–] PotatoFarm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'm also using Ghostery, I wonder if this is useful too.

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[–] Tantalus 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I'm using Ghostery, Facebook Disconnect, Noscript, Adblock Plus and HTTPS Evertywhere. Sometimes I wonder if I'm actually making it worse if having more plugins makes my footprint more unique.

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[–] mamwad 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ghostery, Disconnect, and Privacy Badger all tackle the same problems in somewhat different ways. I don't think it makes sense to use more than one of them. I've tried all three but am using Privacy Badger because it generally stays out of your way. Ghostery is proprietary, and I've heard rumors that they whitelist some trackers, so I recommend either Disconnect or PB.

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[–] shirtlords 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ghostery makes a ton of money off that plugin.

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[–] Watercolor 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I use uBlock Advanced mode. It has a good filter and is highly customizable.

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[–] 1620798? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How does this plugin compare to Disconnect.me?

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[–] mamwad 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

From the Privacy Badger website:

Privacy Badger was born out of our desire to be able to recommend a single extension that would automatically analyze and block any tracker or ad that violated the principle of user consent; which could function well without any settings, knowledge, or configuration by the user; which is produced by an organization that is unambiguously working for its users rather than for advertisers; and which uses algorithmic methods to decide what is and isn't tracking.

Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products (in fact Privacy Badger is based on the ABP code!), none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers. Several of these extensions have business models that we weren't entirely comfortable with. And EFF hopes that by developing rigorous algorithmic and policy methods for detecting and preventing non-consensual tracking, we'll produce a codebase that could in fact be adopted by those other extensions, or by mainstream browsers, to give users maximal control over who does and doesn't get to know what they do online.

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[–] 1634606? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds good

Is there any reason not to run this in tandem with other blockers?

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[–] fucknohtml 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Is there any difference between using Privacy Badger and using something like adblock/ublock with all the privacy/tracking filters installed?

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[–] diazepam 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This one is meant to block invisible tracking and super cookies as well as common tracking scripts. It also has no blacklist, it just learns which domains are doing bad stuff. Seems pretty impressive to me. But yes, it's worth installing even if you already have uBlock with all privacy filters enabled.

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[–] helmetbox 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow, some sites are loaded. What do I stand to lose by blocking "cdnjs.cloudflare.com" ? Is there a resource that identifies what common trackers does what? It would be so cool if sites are forced to be more transparent. I love the EFF!

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[–] diazepam 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Cloudflare is DDoS protection, I don't think it tracks you for advertising or malicious purposes.

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[–] shirtlords 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Lots of websites, Voat for example, use Cloudflare as a CDN and attack mitigation service.

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[–] HexTq 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks ☻

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[–] LizaVP 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What options are out there for Android and iOS?

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