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Want 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.
AnonymoX is an initiative for anonymization in the internet and a great Firefox add-on too. The aim is to restore the users right of anonymity in the web. Most websites monitor the behavior of their users, giving the websites hosts the ability to analyze the general users behavior and create detailed user profiles, which often times are sold to third parties.
Need to see your password to see if the one Firefox saved is correct? I run into that problem a lot – especially since I use a lot of passwords in my day to day life. One great extension for Firefox that will let you see your passwords as you enter them on a page is Show My Password.
Afraid somebody is peeking at your browsing habits behind you? Don’t have time to shut down Firefox the right way? The Panic Button extension for Firefox provides the quickest way to hide all the browser buttons in a stroke of the mouse.
Time and time again, people have suggested that you use multiple passwords for multiple websites. Using the same password over and over again might eventually lead you to trouble – should one of the many accounts you have across the Web ever be compromised. The Password Reuse Visualizer is, if nothing else, a great reminder of this.
By early next year, Mozilla promises that cloaking your internet activity will become much easier. Technology that supports something like a "Do Not Track" button will be delivered soon. So what is this all about and doesn’t Firefox already keep people from tracking you?
Looking for a way to make some extra cash? Mozilla has expanded their bounty program for finding flaws in Mozilla-based products (like Firefox and Thunderbird) to their websites and web applications too. You can earn anywhere between $500 to $3,000 for bugs you find that are high severity or critical vulnerabilities.
Firefox should remember passwords by default. If you have turned off or disabled this feature though, it might not. Every so often, I need to use the Firefox password manager to remember a password, and it seems that for the life of me I can not get it to do it. What might be the problem? Check your exceptions!
Due to privacy concerns, some Firefox users may wish to disable or turn off the session restore feature in Firefox. As an example, if your computer is used by multiple users, the browser could crash while you are checking your Gmail account. Rather than restoring Firefox, you decide to go do something else. When somebody else comes in to launch Firefox, the browser will be restored to your inbox (due to fact that is where it crashed). If you want a little more browsing privacy, here is how you disable the session restore feature in the browser.