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Privacy Badger Blocks the Sneakiest Kinds of Online Tracking | The Digital Reader
If you value your online privacy the chances are you use Adblock Plus, Ghostery (or one of its competitors), and the Keyboard Privacy Chrome extension. Here's another extension to install. On Thursday the Electronic Freedom Foundation announced the release of Privacy Badger 1.0. While there are several good extensions that block tracking scripts, the EFF thinks that the existing blockers don't go far enough. As they explained in the FAQ: Although we like Disconnect, Adblock Plus, Ghostery and similar products (in fact Privacy Badger is based on the ABP code!), none of them are exactly what we were looking for. In our testing, all of them required some custom configuration to block non-consensual trackers. Several of these extensions have business models that we weren't entirely comfortable with. The EFF doesn't offer specifics on what they block compared to other blockers, but they did say that the 1.0 release is focused on only blocking third-party trackers. For example, Privacy badger will not block Facebook from tracking you while you are on its site. (However, the extension does let you choose to block a site's trackers manually.) They also noted in the press release that Privacy Badger 1.0 is designed to work with the new Do [...]