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.
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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?
Want to be able to track your productivity?
RescueTime, an add-on for Firefox will give you tons of analytical data on how, when and why you browse so you can do exactly that.
Ever wanted to know more about what you are doing while you are doing it? You just did it, so why would you need to know what you did if you are the one who did it? Exactly. The add-on, about:me, makes sense once you see it in action. It provides a fun way to see personalized patterns in browser usage. You can spot trends in your browsing history and download activity.
Here is a little more about the add-on from the developer:
The "Activity Stats" section graphs the websites you visit most, including the individual pages you visit most within each top-level site. This section also graphs your hourly browsing activity, which can reveal patterns in websites you visit most at various times of the day.
Appealing to some of the geekiest Firefox fans, the only way you can access the add-on in question is to type in about:me into the address bar. It pays tribute to Firefox’s other hidden jewels such as about:config, and my favorite about:robots.
Get to stalking yourself today, and give the about:me add-on for Firefox a try.
What a minute, what was that? Was it a bump in the night or a cookie in my browser? Ghostery, the add-on for Firefox, will help you find out what web sites out there are keeping an eye on you, even when it isn’t overly obvious.
Alerting you when you visit a web site with web bugs on it, Ghostery is a good extension to have if you are worried about your online privacy. The web bugs in question are usually hidden scripts that track your behavior and are used by the site to understand you better.
Currently supporting over 130 services (with weekly updates and additions) here is a sample of the supported services:
- Google Analytics
Well deserving of it’s rank as a “recomended add-on” for Firefox, Ghostery does a great job at helping you keep an eye on what sites, ad networks and widgets are keeping an eye on you.
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