A choice of Firefox extensions for improved privacy as recommended by members of the Piratenpartei, the German chapter of the Pirate Party International.
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).
Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.
The best security you can get in a web browser!
Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
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...
Remove or manage a new and uncommon kind of cookies, better known as LSO's.The BetterPrivacy safeguard offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies set by Google, YouTube, Ebay and others...
Latest updates: See bottom link 'version history'!
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)
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
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.
Connect securely to https websites by checking certificates with network notaries. See http://www.perspectives-project.org