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is a useful add-on from the for web browsers that helps protect users from being tracked.

You can get it from the official site:

eff.org/privacybadger

It is really easy to use, it automatically learns as it goes along, and you can use it simultaneously with different kinds of protective add-ons like uBlock Origin.

If you have a non-techie friend or relative who is concerned about privacy, you might want to install Privacy Badger on their browser.

@switchingsocial
Dla mnie nie zadziałało, strasznie pamięciożerny, zostałem przy uMatrix
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oh sorry I was replying for another persons post. Badger is ok, but really resources demanding, didnt work for me.. i stayed with uMatrix etc.

@switchingsocial
2 questions... why should i trust #EFF anymore when they are going to work with google?
(Whichshould be the opposite what eff stands for)

Second. Die you ever heard about the fork privacy possum? Whats your thougts about it?
addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/

#FuckOffGoogle

@fuyuhikodate

1. Totally agree with what @aral and others say about Google whitewashing their reputation through sponsoring privacy orgs. However, I have to balance this against giving people options that are easy to use. Privacy Badger works and it's extremely easy to use, it's FLOSS so it can be verified that it isn't doing shady stuff.

@fuyuhikodate

2. Didn't know about privacy possum, looks interesting! The one question I would have is long term support, a lot of smaller forks that get suggested to switching.social get abandoned. Are the people behind it in it for the long haul?

@switchingsocial that is actually a good question. I can only sayonly time will tell? There is a github Page and right now its still maintaned github.com/cowlicks/privacypos

@switchingsocial It really is the perfect first-step towards privacy.

I recommended it to a family member, and they were amazed at how many trackers it reported on just a handful of test sites.

A few weeks later I checked back in. They had forgotten it was even installed (a testament to how it stays out of the way and doesn't break sites) and were surprised to see 1000+ entries accumulated in their personalized blocklist. This made the scope of web-tracking real to them in a way my explanations never did.

@kfwyre

Brilliant, that's great to hear :blobaww:

We need more "entry points" like this, it shouldn't be difficult to take the first steps.

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