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Dec 9, 2018
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It’s worth switching from Google Chrome to Firefox >= 57!

Addons

First few addons are to block content from borderline morally bankrupt organizations which won’t let you opt out any other way. For spite.

  • Multi-Account Containers: Avoid leaving social-network footprints all over the web (for example, you could use a Container tab for signing in to a social network, and use a different tab for visiting online news sites, knowing that your social identity is separate from tracking scripts on news sites)
  • uBlock Origin: Block ads and scripts.
  • Cookie AutoDelete: Make it a bit harder for the evil ad geniuses to track you.
  • Decentraleyes: Protects you against tracking through “free”, centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.
  • Privacy Badger: Even more tracking protection.
  • CanvasBlocker: Block another trick.

The fact that all these addons are needed to not get stalked by some unknown identity is getting a bit ridiculous.

Firefox 57 also supports U2F authentication (one touch 2FA authentication). You have to enable security.webauth.u2f in about:config. You might have to install a package such as u2f-hidraw-policy.

Read more on Firefox, Security Keys, U2F, and Google Advanced Protection ยท Ctrl blog.

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