10 safe browsing tools on Firefox browser

When it comes to privacy, those using the Firefox browser know well that the said web browser offers the utmost privacy with a feature to customize it further to suit personalized privacy obligations via plugins/add-on or extensions.

 

Now, to those who do not know how to do so, here’s a list of 10 tools for safe browsing on Firefox.

 

Firefox Container allowing multi-accounts- This is one of the trusted extensions on Firefox which allows users to keep the color of their profile coded to preserve privacy. As the cookies are isolated in Container, it thus helps users to browse content via separate or multiple accounts. It’s a great fit for home users where one PC is used to browse different accounts for services like Amazon and Google.

 

Facebook Container- This exclusive browsing extension allows users to keep their browsing activity isolated from prying eyes. Also, the said container helps users to keep their activity isolated from Facebook which has a habit of keeping a tab of its user activity via cookies.

 

DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials- This add-on offers the privilege to encrypt browsing info of its users and also blocks trackers.

 

History Cleaner- As the name suggests this feature helps the user in setting up days of keeping a track of browsing activity and then deletes the entire info.

 

Disconnect- In this current cyber world, they are some websites and services working for governments that virtually keep a track of users of ISPs operating in some specific regions. So, Disconnect add-on lets users block those virtual websites that keep a track of search and browsing history of online users.

 

Disconnect for Facebook (FB)- As specified in one of the earlier lines, Mark Zuckerberg’s company has a habit of keeping a track of its user’s online activity. And the social media giant openly claims that such info helps it in targeting ads to users based on their browsing history. Disconnect add-on for Facebook blocks the social networking giant from sending its tracked data to 3rd party cookies.

 

Decentraleyes- Like many websites these days are relying on edge services providing companies for delivering content swiftly. Decentraleyes add-on does speedy delivery of local files with utmost security to improve online privacy.

 

Cookie Auto-delete- These days, it becomes a custom for the website to seek permission from the user before pushing information tracking cookies to them. And some are found doing so without even asking the consent of users. Cookie Auto-delete extension seeks permission from its users and helps them whitelist the trusted ones while deleting the rest. Notably, this extension also works in sync with Firefox multi-acct containers.

 

Bloody Vikings- Nowadays, as websites are asking for an email address to keep a track of their online users, Bloody Vikings automatically induces a temporary email address onto that info seeking website and opens the corresponding mailbox in a new tab.

 

Privacy Badger- This extension offers the privilege of blocking invisible trackers of websites after auto-learning from its user’s browsing activity.

 

Note- The difference between a plugin and extension is that the former allows extra functionality to users without altering the core functionality. While the later does offer some privileges by doing so.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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