The Essential Privacy & Security Browser Extensions & Add-ons to Reclaim Your Online Privacy

The Essential Privacy & Security Browser Extensions & Add-ons to Reclaim Your Online Privacy

By SXNXW | SXNXW Collective | 26 Jul 2020


“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
― Edward Snowden

 

The Essentials:

 

  • uBlock Origin:

uBlock Origin is an efficient wide-spectrum blocker that is easy on memory, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there. It has no monetization strategy and is completely open source.

This extension is available for:  FirefoxChrome | Opera | Edge

 

  • HTTPS Everywhere:

HTTPS Everywhere enables encryption of your connections to many major websites, making your browsing more secure. It is a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

This extension is available for:  FirefoxChrome | Opera

 

  • Decentraleyes:

Decentraleyes emulates Content Delivery Networks locally by intercepting requests, finding the required resource, and injecting it into the environment. This all happens instantaneously, automatically, and no prior configuration is required.

This extension is available for:  Firefox | Chrome | Opera

 

  • ClearURLs:

ClearURLs will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browsing through the Internet.

This extension is available for:  FirefoxChrome | Edge

 

Mentions of Honor:

 

  • Terms of Service; Didn’t Read:

Terms of Service; Didn’t Read is an addon that believes "I have read and agree to the Terms of Service" is the biggest lie on the web, and wants to fix it by grading websites based on their terms of service agreements and privacy policies. It also gives short summaries of those agreements. The analysis and ratings are published transparently by a community of reviewers.

This extension is available for:  FirefoxChrome | Opera

 

  • Snowflake:

Snowflake is a new pluggable transport from the Tor Project. If you have an uncensored connection, running this extension volunteers your connection to be used as a Snowflake proxy to help users unable to connect to the Tor network. Your IP will not be visible to the sites users visit using your proxy, as this extension will not make you an exit node. If your access to the Tor network is blocked, this extension will not assist you, and you should use the Tor Browser instead. Note: This add-on does not work with WebRTC disabled.

This extension is available for:  FirefoxChrome

 


 

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