Privacy Badger
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Privacy Badger

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Overview

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers.

Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger automatically discovers trackers based on their behavior. Privacy Badger sends the Global Privacy Control signal to opt you out of data sharing and selling, and the Do Not Track signal to tell companies not to track you. If trackers ignore your wishes, Privacy Badger will learn to block them. Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger replaces potentially useful trackers (video players, comments widgets, etc.) with click-to-activate placeholders, and removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook and Google, with more privacy protections on the way. To learn more, see our FAQ at https://privacybadger.org/#faq To get help or to report bugs, please email extension-devs@eff.org. If you have a GitHub account, you can use our GitHub issue tracker at https://github.com/EFForg/privacybadger/issues *** Why does Privacy Badger need to read and change all my data on the websites I visit? *** When you install Privacy Badger, your browser warns that Privacy Badger can “read and change all your data on the websites you visit”. You are right to be alarmed. You should only install extensions made by organizations you trust. Privacy Badger requires these permissions to do its job of automatically detecting and blocking trackers on all websites you visit. We are not ironically (or unironically) spying on you. For more information, see our Privacy Badger extension permissions explainer: https://github.com/EFForg/privacybadger/blob/master/doc/permissions.md Note that the extension permissions warnings only cover what the extension has access to, not what the extension actually does with what it has access to (such as whether the extension secretly uploads your browsing data to its servers). Privacy Badger will never share data about your browsing unless you choose to share it (by filing a broken site report). For more information, see EFF’s Privacy Policy for Software: https://www.eff.org/code/privacy/policy

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Keith GoodwinMay 17, 2024

I've been using it for years. Sometimes I have to disable it on websites with forms as it seems to get disconnected and error out. Other than that, it quietly blocks excessive trackers from gathering data just because they latched on to your data somehow. I use it with uBlock Origin as well, they work great together.

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Rocko MonkeyboneApr 22, 2024

Doesn't block YT ads.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation Software ProjectsDeveloperApr 22, 2024

Privacy Badger is a privacy tool, not an ad blocker. Its aim is not to block ads, but to prevent non-consensual invasions of privacy. If you really dislike ads, install a traditional ad blocker instead of, or in addition to Privacy Badger.

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José M. R.Apr 12, 2024

It is what it says and it works as they say!

8 out of 8 found this helpful

Details

  • Version
    2024.5.17
  • Updated
    May 20, 2024
  • Size
    1.82MiB
  • Languages
    31 languages
  • Developer
    Electronic Frontier Foundation
    815 Eddy Street San Francisco, CA 94109 US
    Website
    Email
    extension-devs@eff.org
  • Trader
    This developer has identified itself as a trader per the definition from the European Union.

Privacy

The developer has disclosed that it will not collect or use your data. To learn more, see the developer’s privacy policy.

This developer declares that your data is

  • Not being sold to third parties, outside of the approved use cases
  • Not being used or transferred for purposes that are unrelated to the item's core functionality
  • Not being used or transferred to determine creditworthiness or for lending purposes

Support

For help with questions, suggestions, or problems, visit the developer's support site

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