Privacy essentials

by gracefool

15 Add-ons in this Collection

Adblock Plus by Wladimir Palant

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4,837 reviews

18,181,100 users

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).

NoScript Security Suite by Giorgio Maone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 1,563 reviews

1,978,040 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 109 reviews

191,756 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 518 reviews

178,054 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.

Decentraleyes by Thomas Rientjes

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

42,541 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.

Clean Links by Diego Casorran

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

40,745 users

Converts obfuscated or nested links to genuine clean links.

Eg: http://somesite.com/?to=www.example.comhttp://www.example.com/

RefControl by James Abbatiello

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 185 reviews

73,402 users

Control what gets sent as the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.
Collector's Note X: For that last bit of control over what information your browser sends.

Google Privacy by Herrminator

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

28,591 users

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

Master Password+ by V@no

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 131 reviews

21,524 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 33 reviews

28,120 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.

RequestPolicy by Justin Samuel

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 230 reviews

81,122 users

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.
Collector's Note X: Even more annoying than NoScript, but you can't use Javascript and have privacy without it.

ShareMeNot by Franzi Roesner

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

17,676 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 44 reviews

4,280 users

Connect securely to https websites by checking certificates with network notaries. See http://www.perspectives-project.org

CsFire by Philippe De Ryck, Lieven Desmet

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

1,236 users

CsFire autonomously protects you against dangerous or malicious cross-domain requests, such as Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF). CSRF is very prevalent and dangerous, as stated by the OWASP top 10, as well as the CWE/SANS top 25 programming errors.
Collector's Note X: You may have to make a few of your own policies, but the UI makes this easy.

IDND by Aaron Irvine

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

394 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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