Browser Add-Ons for Privacy Protection, Part I

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Install these browser add-ons for privacy protection.

One of the great things about web browsers is that they give users the ability to tailor them to fit their needs. You can add custom themes to dress up their appearance or install alerts to notify you when you’ve got activity on your favorite social media platform and so much more.

A segment that we enjoy peeping out is the open source browser add-ons for privacy protection. There are so many to choose from that we’ve broken this blog post into two parts so that we can share the best and brightest performers for you to explore and install.

KeeFox

For Firefox browser users that are looking for a simple and secure password manager you’ll want to try KeeFox. It’s open source, free and super easy to use. KeeFox can secure and automate logins to all you favorite websites, even those with multiple login steps and pages. KeeFox is compatible with just about any OS too.

Better Privacy

Better Privacy works to protect FireFox users from supercookies, which are persistent, long-term trackers that never expire. Yikes, right? Better Privacy lets you find, manage and remove these super cookies to protect your personal privacy and give you better peace of mind.

Web Of Trust (WOT)

With more than 136 million downloads and counting, WOT is one of the most popular privacy protection browser add-ons for FireFox. Free to download and use WOT works to protect your against untrustworthy links, scams and even rogue web stores. Through a system of reputation ratings you’re able to find and connect to trustworthy sites.

Privacy Dashboard

Developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Privacy Dashboard is a FireFox add-on that helps you determine if the website that you’re visiting is working to protect your privacy (yay) or to expose it (boo). In short, Privacy Dashboard puts you in control of your own information—the way it should be.

Stay tuned for our follow-up post that will share additional web browser add-ons for you to use.

We have no commercial relationships with any of the vendors discussed in this blog, and disclaim responsibility for them and their goods and services.

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Sarah Hartshorn is a marketing, public relations and social media professional with Vuze. She blogs about content, torrents, social media and a number of other tech topics. Sarah has been involved with traditional and digital marketing since 1998.