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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Harden PRIVACY : PRIVACY BADGER Tool

1.    Till few years back PRIVACY as a word meant the state of being free from unsanctioned intrusion in physical life from your peers/friends/strangers but the whole meaning has taken a new dimension since Snowden released his HIDDEN FILES last year around June.Today not only NSA but a plethora of third party agencies are after you all to track you..profile you...read you.Though in my earlier posts here,I had given a mention of few tools like disconnect.me,Adblock Plus,Ghostery etc but with time technology has further improved and here in this post I discuss about PRIVACY BADGER that is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web.  If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser.  To the advertiser, it's like you suddenly disappeared.Looks Interesting..!!!



3.   Once installed as seen above we get a red hexagon..indicating installed and this has color indicators as follows :
  • Green means there's a third party domain, but it hasn't yet been observed tracking you across multiple sites, so it might be unobjectionable. When you first install Privacy Badger every domain will be in this green state but as you browse, domains will quickly be classified as trackers.
  • Yellow means that the thirty party domain appears to be trying to track you, but it is on Privacy Badger's cookie-blocking "whitelist" of third party domains that, when analyzed, seemed to be necessary for Web functionality. In that case, Privacy Badger will load content from the domain but will try to screen out third party cookies and supercookies from it.
  • Red means that content from this third party tracker has been completely disallowed.
4.   Currently available for CHROME,here I have used the beta for Mozilla browser ...though the site says they will soon release the extension for other browsers incl opera and safari too.....!!!!

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