About this Collection
Essential add-ons for everyday security. Also, use startpage dot com, and Privacy Badger from EFF dot org. For special privacy (against governments), use Torbrowser instead. X = Experts only.
13 Add-ons in this Collection
Finally, an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
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.
Collector's Note Although it's quite annoying having to enable scripts when sites don't work, real security (eg. protection from Facebook cross-site hacks) is impossible without it. It also increases your privacy.
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.
Fix the web. Gets rid of a site's cookies and LocalStorage as soon as you close its tabs. Protects against trackers and zombie-cookies. Trustworthy services can be whitelisted.
Collector's Note Enable cache clearing, at least every 30 minutes. Preferably disable the cache completely.
Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.
Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.
Collector's Note X. I generally only use if for referrer spoofing and strict HTTPS.
Alter Firefox's built-in privacy settings easily with a toolbar panel.
Collector's Note Just use the five big buttons at the bottom of the panel. Beyond that, it's still unfinished, and further use is for eXperts.
Various enhancements for build-in "master password" (MP)
-Locks master security device on demand or after specified time
-Prompts for MP on browser startup
-Suppresses all or duplicate MP prompts
-Locks up entire application or individual windows
Hide your geographic location from websites. Report a fake location with the addition of random noise in order to protect your privacy. Per site settings with three configurable levels of accuracy or even the possibility to use a fixed location.
Collector's Note It's best just to keep location disabled altogether, but if you need to use location, this is the way tom minimize privacy loss.
Make some popular websites respect your privacy settings.
Please see the known issues below!
Designed to prevent third-party buttons (such as the Facebook “Like” button or the Twitter “tweet” button) embedded by sites across the Internet from tracking you until you actually interact with them.
Connect securely to https websites by checking certificates with network notaries. See http://www.perspectives-project.org