Everyone knows that Internet users have been losing their privacy little by little, and there's no sign of it slowing down anytime soon. Luckily there are organizations, such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) that continuously try to fight against the ubiquitous monitoring of everyone's online activities.
The latest is a tool called Privacy Badger, a privacy extension for both Chrome and Firefox. The tool analyzes sites and determines if you're being tracked without your permission. If you are, Privacy Badger will automatically block the cookies that are tracking you. If the data is important for the site, EFF claims that the badger will simply block out the tracking cookies. Advertisers can apply to whitelist themselves by following Do Not Track requests, and the hope is that organizations will begin to the do the right thing instead of having their traffic blocked.
The tool is still in alpha, so might not be completely ready for primetime. In the Neowin forums, user primexx reports that there are other ways to achieve a similar result, and that the Privacy Badger isn't really playing well with those other tools right now. Regardless, it's good to have options and even better to see that some organizations are putting up a good fight to try and battle against the constant surveillance of the Internet.
Source and image via EFF | Thanks to MeetJohnDoe for the tip!
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