Greg

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Name Greg
User since January 16, 2013
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A tier-one privacy/security extension Rated 5 out of 5 stars

If I could only use one privacy/security extension, this would be the one.

This extension is just what I've been looking for and it works fantastically. I use Ubuntu-Linux and have had no problems with this extension.

Yes, you need some patience when you initially deploy it because the extension relies on you whitelisting what requests you want to happen--but this is how it should be for real privacy/security. Improved privacy/security often comes with additional cost, time, and energy. But once you put a little research & effort into learning about what sites you actually need your browser connecting to, the payoff is huge: increased browsing speed, faster page loads, improved privacy, security, and knowledge of what sites your browser sends info to. You can make use of Ghostery and Collusion to help learn about tracking sites and what connections get made when you browse the web. This helped me learn what requests I could safely not allow.

Now that I have used the extension for a bit and allowed the requests I want, I have smooth sailing across the internet. I Exported my settings into a backup file and so don't have to repeat the time & energy of configuration when I get a new computer, rebuild my system, or reinstall the browser. And since I finished configuring the requests I want, I rarely am bothered with having to allow additional requests. But by this point, you've learned so much that you can just look at the requests and know which ones you don't need. Be patient, take some time, and have fun/play. You will be glad you did.

You've done a great job with this extension, Mr. Samuel. It is a huge contribution to the community, and you deserve much praise for it. Thank You!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5.27).