Privacy Badger Version History

30 versions

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Version 2018.5.10 858.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 50.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Added protection against outgoing link click tracking on Facebook
  • Updated WebRTC protection to revert to browser default (off) when disabled
  • Fixed popup in the Italian locale in Chrome
  • Updated to latest dummy Google Analytics script from uBlock Origin to avoid "failed to redirect a network request" warnings in Chrome
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Traditional Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian)

Version 2018.4.23 856.3 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 50.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Fixed changes not being persisted for domains that appear after scrolling the tracking domains list on the options page
  • Improved tracking domains search on the options page
  • Fixed "can't access dead object" errors in Firefox
  • Fixed XML document rendering in Firefox
  • Updated WebRTC protection checkbox to become disabled when the setting is controlled by other extensions
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian)

Version 2018.4.10 851.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 50.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Updated the new user welcome page. The redesigned page is mobile-friendly, accessible and already translated into several languages.
  • Fixed Do Not Track being checked sometimes in Private Browsing/Incognito windows. By default, Privacy Badger should not record anything in Incognito.
  • Added setting to allow learning in Private Browsing/Incognito windows
  • Fixed unwanted scrolling when switching tabs on the options page
  • Updated replacement icon for Google+
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian)

Version 2018.3.21 892.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Fixed Do Not Track not being recognized by sites that test for it by checking navigator.doNotTrack with JavaScript
  • Stopped signaling DNT on sites where Privacy Badger is disabled
  • Fixed popup in Private Browsing windows in Firefox
  • Fixed certain kinds of site breakages (such as visual issues with charts) not going away even after disabling Privacy Badger on the site
  • Updated to latest dummy Google Tag Manager script from uBlock Origin to avoid "failed to redirect a network request" warnings in Chrome
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Bulgarian, Traditional Chinese, German, Italian, Swedish)

Version 2018.2.5 886.6 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Added type/status filters to the tracking domains list on the options page
  • Reworked social widget replacement to avoid WebExtensions fingerprintability issue in Firefox
  • New translations (Turkish)
  • Improved translations (Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian)

Version 2018.1.30 888.2 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Removed the "unlimitedStorage" permission from the manifest
  • Changed the tracker count badge color from red to "Privacy Badger orange"

Version 2018.1.22 885.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Reduced amount of data stored as part of normal operation. Privacy Badger will no longer record (or check Do Not Track policies for) non-tracking domains. This should enable us to remove the "unlimitedStorage" permission with the next Badger update.
  • Improved tracker detection status summaries in popup and options
  • Added explanatory acknowledgement to Tracking Domains options page tab
  • Fixed file download dialog not being shown when exporting user data in Firefox
  • Removed tutorial reminder link from popup when already on tutorial page
  • Removed "Requests to the server have been blocked by an extension" messages in Chrome and Opera
  • Fixed style issue with replacement social widgets
  • Fixed error reporting on pages where Privacy Badger has been disabled
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Bulgarian, Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian)

Version 2017.11.20 875.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Disabled custom tooltips in Firefox to work around browser freezing issues
  • Added validation to whitelisted domains form
  • Improved translations (Dutch, Esperanto and German)
  • Added Bulgarian and Polish translations

Version 2017.11.9 863.8 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (French, Serbian and Ukrainian)
  • Added Esperanto translation

Version 2017.10.25.1 861.0 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Added Beta support for Firefox for Android
  • Updated popup to close after doing anything that reloads the page
  • Improved handling of long domain names
  • Improved tooltips
  • Restored canvas fingerprinting detection to Firefox
  • Fixed yellowlist updates not getting applied when importing Badger data
  • Updated to latest dummy Google Analytics script from uBlock Origin to avoid "failed to redirect a network request" warnings in Chrome
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Danish, French, German, Italian, Swedish)

Version 2017.9.12.1 841.9 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Fixed DNT policy checking for blocked domains
  • Fixed exporting large Badger datasets
  • Made progress on Firefox for Android compatibility
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved badge updating performance
  • Improved translations (Czech, Italian, Swedish, Ukrainian)
  • Added Danish translation

Version 2017.7.24 834.4 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Added validation to yellowlist (f.k.a. "cookieblock list") updating
  • Removed faulty yellowlist domain removal logic, which, together with missing validation and eff.org serving a maintenance page instead of the actual yellowlist, resulted in major breakages all across the Web, something this update should prevent from happening ever again
  • Fixed various site breakages
  • Improved translations (Swedish)

Version 2017.6.13.1 832.7 KiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Added automatic replacement of t.co shortened tracking URLs with original unobfuscated URLs on twitter.com
  • Added option to disable Do Not Track policy checking
  • Restricted DNT policy checking from sending cookies
  • Fixed tooltips for DNT-compliant domains in popup
  • Fixed localStorage tracking sometimes being attributed to unrelated domains
  • Fixed chrome.privacy-related exceptions in Firefox 54
  • Improved translations (Swedish, Ukrainian)

Version 2017.5.9 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Improved popup rendering
  • Added version number to popup
  • Restricted Do Not Track policy checking from being able to set cookies
  • Fixed several cookie parsing issues
  • Added workaround for Cloudflare security cookies
  • Improved translations (Simplified Chinese, Swedish, Ukrainian)

Version 2017.4.19.1 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • Rework DNT policy rechecking to only happen during browsing. Eliminates
  • rechecking of unlikely-to-be-visited-again domains. Should further
  • CPU issues.
  • Fix DNT policies to only apply to specific domains they are posted on
  • New translations (Ukrainian)
  • Improved translations (Simplified Chinese, Italian)
  • Fix "trackers" link on popup and options pages
  • Fix broken site (sharepoint dot com)

Version 2017.3.28 2.3 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

  • New Translations (Ukranian)
  • Translation Updates
  • Fix bug in DNT policy re-checking code
  • Rate limit DNT checking to one request per second
  • Fix issue with multiple DNT checks at once for a single domain
  • Fix cookieblock updating issue
  • Fix popup width issue
  • Fix DNT hash updating issue
  • Fixing toggle switch issue
  • Other minor bugfixes and broken site fixes

Version 2017.3.22 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

Firefox-only critical bug fix release to fix cookie tracking detection in Firefox 52+.

Version 2017.1.26.1 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

## 2017.1.26.1
* AMO only release
* Fixes an error in the build scripts which reintroduced a firefox bug for AMO users

Version 2017.1.26 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

## 2017.1.26
* Huge speed improvements for settings import and on startup
* Fixes no content blocking bug (firefox)
* Several fixes for broken websites
* Translations fixes
* New Translation: Nordic
* New Translation: Traditional Chineese (Taiwan)
* New Translation: Serbian
* Bugfix: Crash on browsers without WebRTC
* Bugfix: narrow poup if icon is in the menu (firefox)
* Bugfix: Import/Export now uses utf-8 and can handle non english character
sets
* Enhancement: Convert icons to SVG
* Enhancement: Script surrogate for google analytics, gigya, and more...
* KNOWN ISSUE: Chrome will now display a message "Not downloaded from chrome

Version 2017.1.24.1 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

Changes for Privacy Badger
====================================
## 2017.1.24.1
* Huge speed improvements for settings import and on startup
* Fixes no content blocking bug (firefox)
* Several fixes for broken websites
* Translations fixes
* New Translation: Nordic
* New Translation: Traditional Chineese (Taiwan)
* New Translation: Serbian
* Bugfix: Crash on browsers without WebRTC
* Bugfix: narrow poup if icon is in the menu (firefox)
* Bugfix: Import/Export now uses utf-8 and can handle non english character
sets
* Enhancement: Convert icons to SVG
* Enhancement: Script surrogate for google analytics, gigya, and more...
* KNOWN ISSUE: Chrome will now display a message "Not downloaded from chrome

Version 2016.12.15.1 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

Changes for Privacy Badger
====================================
## 2016.12.15.1 (2.0.2)
* BUGFIX: Chrome browsers no longer display privacy badger as (corrupted)
* BUGFIX: Fixes lockup issue on some versions of firefox
* BUGFIX: Fixes issue where privacy badger panel gets cut off
* BUGFIX: Fixes a non implmeneted API in firefox which was causing numerous
sites to break.
* KNOWN ISSUE: Chrome will now display a message "Not downloaded from chrome
store". This is a known side effect of a workaround for a different bug.

## 2016.12.8.1 (2.0.1)
* BUGFIX: Sanitize origin and action in popup

## 2016.12.8 (2.0)
* BUGFIX: Fix ublock origin warnings
* BUGFIX: Remove need for download permission

## 2016.12.7.2 (2.0RC1)
* Huge speed improvements
* Multiprocess Compatible (E10S) for firefox
* Breaks many fewer websites
* Many small bugfixes
* Import and Export your data
* Block WebRTC from leaking your IP address
* Forget data in incognito mode
* block html5 "ping" tracking
* Translation fixes
* (Developers) Firefox and Chrome versions now share one code base!

Version 2016.12.8.1 1.7 MiB Works with Firefox for Android 48.0 and later, Firefox 50.0 and later

Changes for Privacy Badger
====================================
## 2016.12.8.1 (2.0.1)
* Sanitize origin and action in popup

## 2016.12.8 (2.0)
* Fix ublock origin warnings
* Remove need for download permission

## 2016.12.7.2 (2.0RC1)
* Huge speed improvements
* Multiprocess Compatible (E10S) for firefox
* Breaks many fewer websites
* Many small bugfixes
* Import and Export your data
* Block WebRTC from leaking your IP address
* Forget data in incognito mode
* block html5 "ping" tracking
* Translation fixes
* (Developers) Firefox and Chrome versions now share one code base!

Version 1.9.2 1009.3 KiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 56.*

Version 1.8.1 1.0 MiB Works with Firefox 38.0a1 - 56.*

Just a version bump to keep parity with self hosted version (self hosted version updated to fix broken update.rdf file)

Version 1.8.0 1.0 MiB Works with Firefox 20.0 - 56.*, SeaMonkey 1.0a - *

1.8 (2016-8-8)
* Updates to french and russian translation
* Minor UI updates
* fixes breaking bug in firefox 38

Version 1.7.0 1.0 MiB Works with Firefox 28.0 - 49.*, SeaMonkey 1.0 - 2.46

1.7 (2016-3-6)
* Bug fixes for options page
* Translation Improvements
* New donate button for EFF

Version 1.0.6 1.0 MiB Works with Firefox 21.0 - 48.0

1.0.6 (2016-3-2)
* New feature: Search within blocked domain list
* New feature: Use wildcard in disabled sites list
* Replace soundcloud widget with a click to play button
* Misc. bug fixes and translation improvements

Version 1.0.5 1001.0 KiB Works with Firefox 35.0 - 46.0

1.0.5 (2015-12-3)
* add spanish translation
* add chinese translation
* fix icon not displaying bug
* badge counter displays number of domains blocked and cookieblocked instead
of all potential trackers

Version 1.0.3 990.3 KiB Works with Firefox 30.0 - 45.0

1.0.3 (2015-10-08)
* Fix slow options page bug
* Fix bug where privacy badger was blocking things it shouldn't when
cookies were disabled in firefox
* Remove ABP code dependencies
* Ukranian Localization
* Improvements to the first run page

Version 1.0.1 957.1 KiB Works with Firefox 21.0 - 42.*

1.0.1 (2015-08-13)
* Fixes bug where local storage being turned off causes privacy badger to
fail
* Fixes UI bug where two sliders are displayed in the popup
* Fixes bug where, tutorial nagging box never goes away.

1.0.0 (2015-08-05)

* Bugfixes from 0.99
* Detects Canvas Fingerprinting
* Detect Local Storage Supercookies
* Improved UI
* Options page for overriding privacy badger settings
* Report Broken Site button
* Many Bugfixes (see github)
* Translations into swedish, french and german

0.99 (2015-07-24)
* Release Candidate for 1.0