Written by: KC H.
In today’s world privacy is everything, not only for Activist but for the average mom or student. A group of Internet Freedom Activists are doing just that, Electronic Frontier Foundation have created a new browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that blocks online advertising and embedded trackers that track your content without your permission.
According to the Press Release, the extension has an added feature called “like” similar to the same function as on Facebook. This function allows you to view the site but prevents the trackers from getting ahold of your personal information and tracking what you’re reading.
“Widgets that say ‘Like this page on Facebook’ or ‘Tweet this’ often allow those companies to see what webpages you are visiting, even if you never click the widget’s button,” said EFF Technology Projects Director Peter Eckersley. “The Privacy Badger alpha would detect that, and block those widgets outright. But now Privacy Badger’s beta version has gotten smarter: it can block the tracking while still giving you the option to see and click on those buttons if you so choose.”
“Users who install Privacy Badger aren’t just getting more privacy and a better browsing experience for themselves—they are providing incentives for improved privacy practices and respect for Do Not Track choices across the Internet,” said Eckersely. “Using Privacy Badger helps to make the Web as a whole better for everyone.”
In the press release it does not mention however the exclusion of having Governments from spying on you. However this is just one of many tools someone should be armed with when wanting to conceal their identity and person information, along with your internet habits.
To install the beta version of Privacy Badger click the following link: https://www.eff.org/privacybadger