EFF comes with extension to block trackers




The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released a browser extension that trackers can be blocked. The extension is called Privacy Badger and maintains data collection through advertisements and other hidden trackers against.

Privacy Badger went through in the past year an alpha and beta phase. The EFF launched Thursday the 1.0 release. Privacy Badger is to add to the non-mobile Chrome of variants, on Chromium-based browsers and Firefox. The organization hopes in the near future to bring out versions of Opera, Safari and Firefox Mobile.

The extension works by looking at third-party domain names that are loaded in addition to the site being visited. Privacy Badger will try to find out whether those domains trackers charge or not, in this case, cookies, or that she browser fingerprinting . There are cases where a website is no longer functioning as a domain is completely blocked. In this case block Privacy Badger opportunities for that domain to install cookies or receive referring headers, but leave it embedded content through.

It is not the purpose of Privacy Badger to block ads or counteract; EFF is aware of the importance of advertising for websites to maintain themselves. The extension should only protect the privacy of people, in this case, by going against tracking.

Privacy Badger working with a new do not track -policy, which on Monday became the EFF announced . The dnt-policy aims to achieve a globally accepted dnt-flag so that Internet users in a clear and obvious way to give an opt-out from online tracking. Privacy Badger will not block external parties who dnt fulfill the requirements.

The browser extension scans sites for their commitment to the dnt policy. Other parties that conform to dnt, include Disconnect, Adblock, DuckDuckGo, Mixpanel and Medium. The extension is based on the code of Adblock Plus. The reason why the EFF would decide to bring your own extension out was that the organization can not quite find in products such as Disconnect, ABP, Ghostery and the like. Some are difficult to configure and have other business models where the EFF does not approve.


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