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.
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MyPermissions is a powerful way to scan, track, and control how applications access your personal information online. Know what apps you’ve connected to on your major online accounts; what data they access; and easily approve, remove, or report them.
Enhance your online internet privacy, protection and security with AVG Do Not Track! See which websites, applications and Ad Networks are tracking your information (using cookie technology) and choose whether or not to allow it.
Collusion is a very interesting add-on for Firefox, if you are interested in seeing how your data is tracked. Privacy fans will love this extension because it allows you to see third-party cookies and how they track your movement as you browse from website to website.
Do you find online advertisements annoying? If you are using Firefox – you can easily block them by using the Firefox add-on, Adblock Plus. Now, I’d rather you not use it here because this is how I earn extra money to survive – and I know none of you want to see me on the street – right? Just kidding. You can use it if you want to – because it takes care of your tracking and annoying banner needs.
Can’t you wait a few more minutes to see if anything has been updated on Facebook, Twitter or Google +? Thankfully, for Firefox users, there is a really nice add-on that will check into this for you. Tab Badge will give you uniform notifications of new content in the Firefox tab bar.
Website cookies are things that most people don’t worry about. However, it is important to know what they are used for and how you can control what information they store about out. Cookies are small files stored on your computer (placed there by websites) so that they can remember certain settings or statuses. By default, cookies are enabled in Firefox.
Anybody who has read this website for some time knows I like to be optimistic when it comes to Mozilla, however I am not sure if I have much faith in the new Do Not Track system that has been partially put in place in the latest beta of Firefox 4. So what is all this buzz about Do Not Track about?
Have you noticed your friend number going down recently? I always kind of wonder who would unfriend me on Facebook and why. The Unfriend Finder user script will at least help me answer one of those questions. It will keep track of who unfriends you on Facebook.
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?