Tag Archives | privacy

Advanced Cookie Manager

Advanced Cookie ManagerThis extension is a must have tool for web developers and testers to monitor website cookies. This tool gives a easy and enhanced view of all the cookies in your browser.  You can also view, add, modify and delete cookies for any website that has saved a cookie to your browser too.

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Twitter Disconnect

Disconnect TwitterTwitter is notified whenever you visit one of the more than 20 percent of sites on the web that include Twitter widgets.  Turn off the flow of your data to them!  Twitter Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Twitter servers but still lets you access Twitter itself.

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Self-Destructing Cookies

Self-Destructing Cookies ReviewSelf-Destructing Cookies is not just a cookie manager, it’s a new cookie policy. Do you think that cookies should need a reason to persist in your cookie jar, i.e. you currently interacting with the site that set them? Would you prefer your cookie jar to be empty in its steady state, except for a few sites that you care about? Are you worried about unconventional tracking methods? Then give this add-on a try.

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RequestPolicy

RequestPolicy ReviewWant a little more control over your browsing? RequestPolicy is an extension that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are allowed by webpages you visit.

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Private Tab

Rather than resetting your entire browser to be in Private Browsing Mode, why not just set it to one tab? The Private Tab extension for Firefox adds private tabs to Firefox. This way, you can use the private browsing mode of Firefox in a single tab – while the rest of the browser stays un-private.

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Do Not Track Me

Do Not Track Me ReviewHey you, yes you over there.  You are being tracked! From web analytics to ad serving, you get tracked when you visit just about any website out there.  If you are paranoid concerned about such things, then you should pick up the Firefox add-on called, DoNotTrackMe.

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Browser Cookies 101

Browser Cookie Tutorial

I always see a lot of confusion when it comes to website cookies. What are they for? What do they store? Are they delicious? So I thought I would take today’s post as a chance to describe what a website cookie does and why you need it (or may not need it).

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Disable the New Tab Page

Disable New Tab Page in about:configWant to totally remove the new tab page feature in Firefox? With a  simple about:config tweak you can get it done. Why would you want to disable the new tab page? For some people, it could be a privacy concern – and I am really happy that the Mozilla guys left in a trigger in about:config to get this done.

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