Privacy essentials

by gracefool

13 Add-ons in this Collection

uBlock Origin by Raymond Hill

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1,745 reviews

3,909,576 users

Finally, an efficient blocker. Easy on CPU and memory.
Collector's Note Faster and more powerful than AdBlock. Remember to also install the userscript Has an advanced mode that replaces RequestPolicy: It's even more annoying than NoScript, but you can't use Javascript and have privacy without it.

NoScript Security Suite by Giorgio Maone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1,567 reviews

2,065,696 users

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.

HTTPS Everywhere by EFF Technologists

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 181 reviews

375,118 users

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.

Self-Destructing Cookies by Ove

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 569 reviews

202,770 users

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.

Decentraleyes by Thomas Rientjes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 129 reviews

76,073 users

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.

uMatrix by Raymond Hill

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 123 reviews

49,254 users

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.

Privacy Settings by Jeremy Schomery

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

21,106 users

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.

Master Password+ by V@no

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 135 reviews

22,713 users

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

Location Guard by Marco Stronati, Kostas Chatzikokolakis

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

21,126 users

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.

Google Privacy by Herrminator

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

20,700 users

Make some popular websites respect your privacy settings.
Please see the known issues below!

ShareMeNot by Franzi Roesner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

23,618 users

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.

Perspectives by perspectives-cmu, dschaefer

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

3,387 users

Connect securely to https websites by checking certificates with network notaries. See

IDND by Aaron Irvine

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

378 users

IDND pops up a warning message whenever the domain of the site you are visiting contains a suspicious mix of characters from different language scripts.

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