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Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

NoScript Security Suite: blocks content loaded from other domains

uBlock Origin: blocks ads

Privacy Badger: detects and fights attempts are cross-site user tracking

TrackMeNot: sends garbage data to various search engines known to track users to mask your real searches

HTTPS Everywhere: uses SSL/TLS by default with sites known to support it

Decentraleyes: it replaces Google tracker-laden scripts with compatible, trackerless local versions

CanvasBlocker: alters JavaScript when attempts at fingerprinting your browser are detected

Privacy Settings: allows access to various privacy settings without needing to dive into about:config

P.S. Instead of NoScript, you may wish to use uMatrix. The two are functionally similar, but some users prefer the interface of uMatrix and also the fact that uMatrix allows you to allow and disallow content of different types from different domains, exclusively on the current domain.

I replaced a recommendation to use an extension called AdNauseam with TrackMeNot because AdNauseam is not compatible with popular ad blockers. TrackMeNot is similar in sending garbage data to mask your legitimate information, but doesn’t rely on loading ad trackers to do so.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone
Recently, I noticed ublock origin can block script also, and IMHO it is more easy to use.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone I think it's worth mentioning that many of that shouldn't be mixed, like uMatrix with ublock or privacy badger.
Decentraleyes is pretty useless these days IMO.
I would say that uBlock origin OR umatrix plus canvas blocker is enough for most things

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@charlag @slightlyflightyone why are umatrix and privacy badger not compatible?

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@Satsuma @charlag uMatrix and Privacy Badger are compatible. Privacy Badger just blocks scripts that it notices are tracking you.

I recommend both because you'll be almost certainly allowing a lot of content on a lot of domains because websites are often unusable without it and Privacy Badger will notice if they start tracking you and block them so you don't have to research every domain you unblock.

That said, it's more useful with NoScript because NoScript doesn't let you choose by the type of content that you wish to block/unblock. That said, even as someone very technical who fully understands uMatrix's UI, I find uMatrix's interface overwhelming. It's a big part of why I recommend NoScript. I just know that certain folx would be frustrated if I didn't mention uMatrix as well.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone @Satsuma "To benefit from uBlock Origin's higher efficiency, it's advised that you don't use other inefficient blockers at the same time (such as AdBlock or Adblock Plus). uBlock Origin will do as well or better than most popular ad blockers. Other blockers can also prevent uBlock Origin's privacy or anti-blocker features from working properly."

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@charlag @Satsuma Privacy Badger isn’t an ad blocker. Neither is uMatrix.

That is just a (valid) jab at a competitor that uBlock Origin makes. Cx

re: Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone @Satsuma ublock origin is developed by the same person umatrix is...

re: Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@charlag @Satsuma I know that… It’s also a completely different type of software. They are not comparable. They do not do the same thing at all.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone @Satsuma I have not much trust in Badgers learning algorithms.
My position is: either you use ublock origin and it doesn't break websites
Or you use umatrix and you know what you're doing (like you see which scripts put cookies which is the probably what badger is looking for too)

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@charlag @Satsuma I know how uMatrix works. 😂

That said, I don’t wanna deal with reverse engineering every single site I use just to browse the web and the target audience for this post probably doesn’t either.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone I use a separate instance for searching that blocks all JavaScript and cookies.

Currently I use uMatrix, but used NoScript for years. I do not get targeted advertising as I see others getting.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone That's a fucking amazing list, about a thousand times better than the usual shite I find when I google (well startpage) a list of useful add ons. Cheers!

re: Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone Thanks for this list.

Are we agree that Decentraleyes and TrackMeNot are useless if you use StartPage as search engine and didn't have GAFAM accounts ?

re: Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@Elanndelh I mean... if you manage to evade any websites which rely on Google, Amazon, Facebook, or Twitter, sure. That's nearly every single website though.

That said, Privacy Badger would make tackling largely a non-issue if you exclusively use non-tracking search engines like StartPage and DuckDuckGo.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone
Firefox containers is good too, different containers for different websites. I mostly use it for using multiple accounts at once, but also good for security.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@Rhosyn that is really interesting, but I dunno if it's very helpful for security.

Not for privacy either. If the cookies are tracking you and your browsing habits aren't significantly different and you're connected from the same IP address, you will simply be tracked as the same user using different computers.

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

@slightlyflightyone @gingerrroot my personal mix is just uBlock O, Privacy Badger, & HTTPS Everywhere. I’m ok with a little tracking and this mix hardly ever breaks anything. When it does, I only have to switch off uBlock and/or PB for that site, and both make it easy. (Not saying this is better, just might be more convenient for some people who would be afraid to install the whole bunch. It’s better than nothing :p)

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