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Opinion on EFF's web browser security add-ons HTTPS Everywhere & Privacy Badger?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:00 AM

Hi all!

 

I have been reading about HTTPS Everywhere and Privacy Badger over at EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation).

 

And hence, I am seeking your;

 

Opinion on EFF's web browser security add-ons HTTPS Everywhere & Privacy Badger?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 07:36 PM

I like and use HTTPS Everywhere with Firefox. Since I also use Ghostery and UBlock, I never found the need for Privacy Badger.
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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:40 AM

Hi, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

Yes, HTTPS Everywhere is a privacy add-on that encrypts one's communications, making one's browsing more secure. :thumbup2:

 

The main difference between these privacy add-ons is that Ghostery blocks all trackers (first, second & third), whereas Privacy Badger blocks only third party trackers. :busy:

 

And since the latter enables the Do Not Track function in the web browser, from what I understand, these could possibly be incompatible.

 

I presume this as I once tried activating this said function in Firefox, and afterwards Ghostery refused to install. I actually had to reset Firefox to resolve it.

 

BTW, I use Ghostery and µBlock Origin, too. B)

 

Thank you very much for the help! :)

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 18 November 2016 - 09:49 AM.

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:44 PM

Yes the redundancy of multiple similar add-ons can cause issues with the browser requiring troubleshooting steps to resolve.
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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:30 AM

Hi again, quietman7!

 

Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

It turns out that Privacy Badger is not for me either :thumbdown:, as Ghostery is comprehensive and certainly outperforms it. :thumbup2:

 

And realizing how valuable HTTPS Everywhere is, I have now included it in my security (privacy) setup. B)

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

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Edited by midimusicman79, 20 November 2016 - 06:25 AM.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 07:31 AM

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