Rated 4.2 out of 5
4.2 Stars out of 5
- by Rick216, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Great. Far superior to other referrer blockers I've used. Just for starters, intelligently allows within-domain referrers to be passed, which makes sense since you generally trust that domain. Other referrer-blockers' failure to do that causes the great-majority of problems.
- by Metal_66, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Sehr gut für mehr Privatsphäre!
Hier wird alles hervorragend und leicht verständlich erklärt: https://www.kuketz-blog.de/firefox-smart-referer-firefox-kompendium-teil6/
Dort steht als Fazit geschrieben: Über welchen Suchbegriff ein Besucher auf eine Webseite gelangt ist oder welche Webseite sich jemand gerade anschaut, mag für einige Protagonisten eine wertvolle Information darstellen. Aus Nutzersicht kann die Sammlung und Auswertung der HTTP-Referer-Informationen allerdings einen Eingriff in die Privatsphäre darstellen, den niemand einfach tolerieren muss. Mittels Smart Referer wird der ursprüngliche HTTP-Referer so umgeschrieben, dass der jeweilige Empfänger daraus keine verwertbaren Informationen extrahieren kann.
- by designakt, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Far from smart... Requires a lot of work to un-break all the internet it breaks. (As there is no easy way to add exceptions - and you will need a lot of exceptions.)
Having a UI for that like adblockers do would help. Something that does not require copying URLs into preference-section of the extension.
- by Firefox user 14295532, 2 years agoRated 3 out of 5It used to work fine for me... until the last update. One should never activate "automatic updates"!.
I use Firefox-ESR under Debian Linux 8. After the update, SmartReferer just doesn't send the Referrer to xyz.eu, though i have defined an exception * xyz.eu. I didn't change a thing, a few days ago, it still worked all right. Is there a way to install the old version?
- by The Beard Below My Chin, 2 years agoRated 4 out of 5It breaks video playing in facebook. --- 'fbcdn.net/*.mp4' files are blocked by CORS security.
I had a look at the exceptions rules and it already has '*.facebook.com > *.fbcdn.net'. The exception rules are not working anymore? Have to disable to be able to watch videos.
Only way to find out this was the cause of the error was to enable/disable obvious culprits like ublock, decentral eyes, etc.. one by one, and this addon was not at the top of the list.
- by Adam, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5There's no telling if this add-on works or not. It doesn't offer any notification of any kind.
I give 2nd star in a good faith that at least it does what it says.
- by WRCS-UK, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5The developer's description of this Fx extension is woefully inadequate.
It fails to explain what the extension does, why and how it does what it does, and (most importantly) what particular issue(s) the extension is designed to address. I ask the developer to please rewrite the description so that it is meaningful to every casual reader (and even to an Fx longtooth [v1.2] and privacy freak who, from the description, has no clue about what this extension is "for").
- by Firefox user 13813662, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5It's not 100% perfect, e.g. no Chrome version, a few bugs here and there, but all in all this seems fantastic. Nothing else seems to encapsulate this functionality (except Tor Browser), which is really a shame. The referer header is a significant source of information leakage which has been around since the web was invented. I'm surprised that this extension is perhaps the only way to defend against such leakage with ease. It certainly brings a greater peace of mind with respect to people being able to track your movements.