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title: "Install these two privacy enhancing browser plugins" layout: post source: date: 2017-01-02 08:00:00 +0200 category:

  • Privacy tags:
  • plugin
  • privacy
  • browser bg: thomas-brault bg-author: Thomas Brault author: Franz Geffke

There are two browser plugins which I consider must-have's. Not only do they eliminate advertising and cut down on unnecessary tracking, they also help reduce the website's size and speed-up your internet connection AND make your browser more responsive.

How do they speed up my browsing experience?

Easy: Most websites come with a lot of tracking software that monitor your browsing behavior, what you look at, click - where you came from. All these add to these size of the webpage you're looking at.

#Plugins

These plugins work on Chrome, Firefox and Safari (don't use Safari!)

#1. uBlock

www.ublock.org: A fast, lightweight, and lean blocker.

{% include gist-image.html image="install-these-two-privacy-enhancing-browser-plugins_01.png" caption="uBlock on Chrome" %}

#2. Privacy Badger

www.eff.org/privacybadger: Blocks spying ads and invisible trackers.

{% include gist-image.html image="install-these-two-privacy-enhancing-browser-plugins_02.png" caption="Privacy Badger on Chrome" %}


Update: 2017-08-01

Comparitech has published a detailed comparison of the various, free anti-tracking browser extentions. It's definitely worth checking out: How to stop browser tracking: 6 free anti-tracking browser extensions