About this Collection
A choice of Firefox extensions for improved privacy as recommended by members of the Piratenpartei, the German chapter of the Pirate Party International.
12 Add-ons in this Collection
Adblock Plus by Eyeo
Blocks annoying video ads on YouTube, Facebook ads, banners and much more.
Adblock Plus blocks all annoying ads, and supports websites by not blocking unobtrusive ads by default (configurable).
Ghostery is a powerful privacy extension.
Block ads, stop trackers and speed up websites.
The best security you can get in a web browser!
Encrypt the web! HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix.
Collector's Note Sometimes enforcing https is better than just using http, but beware, https can help the server keep track of who you are (TLS session id can be abused like a cookie)
The User Agent Switcher extension adds a menu and a toolbar button to switch the user agent of a browser.
Never be annoyed by a Flash animation again! Blocks Flash so it won't get in your way, but if you want to see it, just click on...
Be in control of which cross-site requests are allowed. Improve the privacy of your browsing by not letting other sites know your browsing habits. Secure yourself from Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF) and other attacks.
Control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.
Removes Redirects like http://redirectremover.mozdev.org/?www.mozilla.org from Links and Images
Certificate Patrol by Carlo v. Loesch, tg(x), others
Your browser trusts many certification authorities and intermediate sub-authorities quietly, every time you enter an HTTPS web site. This add-on reveals when certificates are updated, so you can ensure it was a legitimate change.
Prevent FaceBook(tm) to known the websites you visits.
Collector's Note If it doesn't work, there's also a trick to make NoScript do this.. but it's more complicated.