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Remember that add-on named, Do Not Track Me? It seems it has evolved into an entire service that sounds pretty nice. The new service’s name is Blur. Blur is set up to be a “better” password manager. It wants to make it easy for you to keep track of and secure all your personal information online.
The uniquely named I don’t care about cookies add-on for Firefox will let you get rid of annoying cookie warnings from thousands of “infected” websites.
SimplySecure – Facebook is an add-on for research purpose. They manage user’s Facebook Privacy setting by one click. They categorized the settings into three categories: Basic, Medium, and Advanced.
Privacy Badger automatically blocks spying ads and invisible trackers as you browse. It’s there to ensure that companies can’t track your browsing without your consent.
Google search and other search engines and websites seem to ignore Mozilla’s ‘Do-Not-Track’-header and add tracking functions to their search results and external links anyway. This add-on shows tracking-free links or optionally replaces the results with those links.
Searchonymous helps to prevent your Google searches from tracking by Google or the NSA. When installed no tracking cookies are sent to Google while searching. This is done by blocking certain Google cookies (such as the PREF-ID) or generating randomized ones (which are worthless for tracking).
Cookies can be removed on-demand and automatically based on pre-defined simple rules. Used to clean up cookies from certain sites or clean up all cookies except from certain sites. This can be done both on demand by a simple click or automatically.
This add-on is very simple: on installation, it backs up and then resets your search preferences and home page to their default values, and then uninstalls itself. This affects the search bar, URL bar searches, and the home page.
Disconnect, named one of the 100 best innovations of the year by Popular Science and one of the 20 best Firefox add-ons by Lifehacker, lets you visualize and block the otherwise invisible websites that track your search and browsing history.