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ellfeld
 
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Post Posted December 17th, 2019, 8:55 am

Now that FF blocks social media trackers, fingerprinting, etc by default, are add ons such as uBlock Origin of EFF's Privacy Badger needed?

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Post Posted December 17th, 2019, 4:14 pm

ellfeld wrote:Now that FF blocks social media trackers, fingerprinting, etc by default, are add ons such as uBlock Origin of EFF's Privacy Badger needed?


:idea: Run without them for a week and let us know the results. :?:
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Post Posted December 20th, 2019, 7:52 am

Here's what I found. uBlock Origin blocks almost all trackers. If it blocks all of them, then FF does not show any active trackers. Occasionally, the FF shield to the left of the URL space will go purple which means that it has picked up a tracker that was not blocked by uBlock. So the two work in coordination. I will keep using uBlock since it and FF seem to work together and not slow down page display.

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