Very Useful Privacy add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars
PrivacySuite by Abine is a tremendously useful add-on and helps maintain your privacy in a number of ways. I first became aware of it on a radio interview about internet privacy almost two years ago, and have been using it since.
There are a number of ways it protects the user:
1. It blocks tracking, especially by third party cookies, but still gives the user full control over which to block or not block.
2. It block ad networks from profiling you. Again, these are easily selectable and any individual one can be unblocked if desired.
3. It will create an anonymous ID and issue a protected email address for online forms.
4. It stores your site IDs and passwords in a password-protected location within the add-on so that you need to remember only the one password. Multiple IDs for sites are permitted, and the login pop-up allows you to select which ID to use. It is flexible to either sign on to the site or just fill in the login information, useful on some financial sites that automatically obscure the user ID when logging in.
5. It will create and store a unique password for a given site.
6. It stores credit card data if you want for easy checkout.
The stored information is accessible via either of two icons placed in the status bar on the right side of the window. From there, you can open the main window or just the login box. It's not perfect. There are some sites that the login dialog needs to be coaxed open. There are some sites where it doesn't work well, and often will tell you so. But given the huge array of things it gets right, these are minor inconveniences.
Thanks for a detailed and useful user review. We have a LOT of work to do to improve this and we're ready to do it. We'd love it if you could join our beta program and help us improve it directly. email support at abine dot com. thanks!