Re: FF 52ESR
On 2017-09-13 05:38, PietB <email@example.com> wrote:
Have you looked at Privacy Badger? Works with 57.0.
Well, Better Privacy deals with one specific tracker, Flash Cookies,
which are probably not used much anymore.
Flash is still around pretty much, and so are "Flash cookies".
Oh they are? I've never bothered much with them since Better Privacy
deletes them. I just whitelist those cookies that I need and let it do
its thing with the rest. But flash should be click-to-run by default on
most browsers by now, no? So the chances that it will run (in an Ad for
instance) are limited...
Privacy Badger deals with trackers on webpages,
but I have uBlock for that.
According to the description Privacy Badger also deals with
canvas fingerprinting, and as far as I can tell uBlock doesn't.
But what is an add-on worth when negative reviews are deleted?
Privacy Badger works by tracking 3rd party requests that appear on
multiple sites; it doesn't use block-lists. IE used to do that too btw.
It could be a nice addition to my arsenal, but then it would be one more
place I'd have to tinker with when a site doesn't work correctly. When
it first came out, information about it was pretty scarce (still is), so
I skipped it. Used Ghostery for a while then switched to uBO (I also use
NoScript, CanvasBlocker, RefControl, Modify Response Headers, Self
Destructing Cookies, No URI Leak, DecentralEyes) - All for nothing
really, I'm probably the only one with a window-size of 1234x987 (for
example) who also has the Google Font installed and has 53 extensions
running (for example): all bits of information identifying me. It's a
I checked Privacy Badger's AMO listing again, no mention of Canvas. The
release history also shows that EFF spends an inordinate amount of
efforts perfecting DNT checking/validating/etc in the addOn, which is
pretty useless (I really don't care to know if DNT is respected or not).
I'll give it a try but I have no idea if I'll keep it.
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