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Privacy Badger

Web browser add-on that automatically learns to block invisible trackers that ignore DNT signals.

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Avg rating of 4.6 (5)| 7 comments

What is Privacy Badger?

Privacy Badger is a browser-add on tool that analyzes sites to detect and disallow content that tracks you in an objectionable, non-consensual manner. When you visit websites, your copy of Privacy Badger keeps note of the "third party" domains that embed images, scripts and advertising in the pages you visit. If a third party server appears to be tracking you without permission, by using uniquely identifying cookies to collect a record of the pages you visit across multiple sites, Privacy Badger will automatically disallow content from that third party tracker. In some cases a third-party domain provides some important aspect of a page's functionality, such as embedded maps, images, or fonts. In those cases Privacy Badger will allow connections to the third party but will screen out its tracking cookies.

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Privacy Badger Features

  1.  Block TrackersPrivacy Badger has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  2.  Dark ModePrivacy Badger supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Privacy Badger without registration.

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  • English

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  •  2,648 Stars
  •  385 Forks
  •  173 Open Issues
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RemovedUser
  
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Very good but redondant with uBlock Origin and offer fewer settings, to choose between the two.

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BubbleTea
  
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It's an open-source extension from a reputable non-profit. It does not only block tracking cookies, but also blocks some elements from loading automatically. This doesn't replace an ad blocker, but it may provide an extra layer of security.

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kfua
  
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Great add-on to protect your privacy while surfing the web. Privacy Badger starts blocking once it sees the same tracker on three different websites, Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google and Twitter,

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squarepluto
  
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This is much better than an ad blocker, you can block trackers manually.

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Buster_Blue
  
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It handles connections automatically, so normally, you don't need to touch it at all; It just works™. The only time you should need to tamper with it is when it accidentally breaks a website. I find that to be a very cool aspect of Privacy Badger.

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avaiki
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Uninstalled badger after going through hundreds of websites, and nearly all of them failing to function.

Less a reflection on badger than the pervasive nature of ... everything - ad networks, trackers, etc. Probably true of almost all privacy tools?

Good for those who like to spend hours and hours fine tuning their privacy tools, but less than useful for those who need websites to work fully, or are just doing general browsing.

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igenn

Same as NoScript, handles it too aggressively. They should co-operate with working blockers instead of wasting time for this.

I think ublock-origin has the same (or more) function but does not bother the important scripts that needed for the sites.

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avaiki

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Just tried ublock - different but same problem.

Different websites, same problems.

Agree totally with your point about cooperation. Are there - I dunno - API thingmajigs or something that could meld some free stuff together? Or would that cause exploitable stuff?

Tries to sound knowledgeable

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avaiki
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Uninstalled badger after going through hundreds of websites, and nearly all of them failing to function.

Less a reflection on badger than the pervasive nature of ... everything - ad networks, trackers, etc. Probably true of almost all privacy tools?

Good for those who like to spend hours and hours fine tuning their privacy tools, but less than useful for those who need websites to work fully, or are just doing general browsing.

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  • Privacy Protection
  • Ad Blocker
  • Firefox Extension
  • Google Chrome Extension
  • script-block
  • Security & Privacy

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