PRIVACY BADGER

PLATFORM
CHROME, FIREFOX
DIFFICULTY
EASY
VERSION
2015.12.3

Privacy Badger prevents advertisers and other companies from using trackers to collect online behavioural data from sites you visit on the Internet.

It is open source, but plugins of browsers have access to all the data of the visited websites. browsing in incognito could be a substitute for this.

HOW TO INSTALL

1. Click on “Install Privacy Badger” at https://www.eff.org/privacybadger to add the extension to the browser.

HOW TO USE

2. By clicking on the icon in the browser, you can check which trackers Privacy Badger has found on the site and whether it blocked them. You may see the following bars:

  • red: the tracker is blocked, and it won’t follow you
  • yellow: the tracker is partially blocked, but could not be blocked entirely, maybe because it would prevent the site from functioning correctly
  • green: it could not determine whether the site is tracking you – Privacy Badger wasn’t able to be sure

When using Privacy Badger for the first time, all the bars will be green. This is because the application doesn’t use a predetermined list, but learns during browsing which sites to categorize as trackers.

3. You can modify blocking/allowing manually. You can also disable Privacy Badger completely for a site by clicking on “Disable Privacy Badger for This Site” .

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LAST MODIFIED: 28.10.2016.