My 3 Favorite Privacy-Enhancing Chrome Extensions
Because when it comes to giving away your data: less is more!
Since I use a lot of Google products, I regularly use Chrome to work. To make using Chrome a tad more private, however, I switch on several privacy-enhancing extensions.
Here are the ones I use.
Privacy Badger blocks all those naughty invisible trackers that are tracking you while you browse.
Web pages you visit are made up of content from different sources. For instance, a news media site could display ads from an ad company.
Privacy Badger keeps track of all these sources and if it appears that one of them is tracking you, it tells your browser to stop loading content from that source. When your browser stops loading that content, the source cannot track you.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
Google knows the URLs and search terms that you are typing in because it reads and transmits what you type into Chrome’s URL bar in real-time. Moreover, the browser records your browsing, download, and location history.
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials can protect your privacy while browsing with Chrome. When you click on search results, the extension forces sites to use an encrypted connection when possible.
What’s more, DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials blocks all hidden third-party advertising trackers and enables you to search privately. The extension also exposes trackers that have been tracking you and lets you know how much you can trust a site before and after implementing its privacy protection feature.
Most websites have moved to the more secure “HTTPS” protocol. However, other websites are still using “HTTP” and are, therefore, not as secure to go on.
The Chrome Extention HTTPS Everywhere automatically changes websites from “HTTP” to “HTTPS” to protect you from some forms of censorship, account hijacking, and surveillance.
That’s all for today. Stay sexy! 😎
Peace, love & anarchy,