EFF Release Privacy Badger Browser Plug-in to Stop Online Tracking


The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has released a tool called Privacy Badger to allow web users to block tracking cookies and spying adverts which ignore the Do Not Track setting in browsers.  Privacy Badger is not an ad blocker and adverts which do not contain tracking functionality, or respect Do Not Track settings are not blocked.

Privacy badger also offers some protection against browser fingerprinting (see Panopticlick) by blocking third-party domains that use the technique, although it is not totally effective against what is a very sophisticated and subtle form of tracking.

The plug-in is currently available for Chrome and Firefox and can be found and downloaded here.