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Posted on May 3rd, 2014 at 12:53 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser. To the advertiser, it’s like you suddenly disappeared.

  1. Sounds good, but has anyone analyzed their tools to determine they really do what Privacy Badger says they do? These days there are a lot of so-called “privacy” tools that are just a means for black-hats (NSA and GCHQ included here) to pwn your system under the guise of “security/privacy”… 🙁

  2. Well – the question is how far you can trust the eff.

  3. I wonder how many trackers are shifting to browser fingerprinting to supplement their tracking cookies.

    John, what do you use on iOS to reduce tracking?

  4. I do almost no browsing on my phone.

  5. If you don’t mind it being slow, and the actual content of your browsing being flagged in the OMFG TERRERIST lists, there’s the Onion Browser for iOS. It uses Tor to access the web through a maze of twisty little proxies, and has other antitracking features. I don’t know how successful it is in real terms, but it (probably) makes the tracking task harder.

    (I have no financial interest in this app, but use it on occasion)

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