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    News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Many top add-ons help you download stuff but No.1 prevents downloads of ads.
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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Interesting that so few privacy tools are in the list. No Beef Taco, Ghostery or Better Privacy.
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    I have each of the top 3. Adblock Plus is a godsend.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Same as Phage, I'm surprised there is no privacy add-on in there. I personally install Ghostery on any machine I sit in front of.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Surely using noscript and private browsing does a good job on the privacy front, or does ghostery etc. do something different?

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Surely using noscript and private browsing does a good job on the privacy front, or does ghostery etc. do something different?
    As far as I know private browsing doesn't store any browsing history and deletes cookies once done, it doesn't reject cookies while browsing.

    I am not sure but I think Ghostery prevents any sort of tracking or analytics to be done on my browsing session in real time unless I allow it.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Tab mix Plus - invaluable, it must be up there somewhere.
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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Surprised to see Firebug, Greasemonkey and NoScript so high up.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Yup, tabmixplus, along with adblock plus have been permanent fixtures for me. As well as xmarks come to think about it.

    Only just discovered V downloadhelper the other day. Perfect for downloading pron. I mean youtube videos. Whatever.

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    Re: News - Firefox’s most popular add-ons from 3 billion downloads

    Quote Originally Posted by Noxvayl View Post
    As far as I know private browsing doesn't store any browsing history and deletes cookies once done, it doesn't reject cookies while browsing.
    You don't even have to be in private mode to reject cookies while browsing, it's in the cookie options. You can set exceptions either way as well, but presumably the add-on makes this a little more easy to do.

    I am not sure but I think Ghostery prevents any sort of tracking or analytics to be done on my browsing session in real time unless I allow it.
    Same with private mode - sets the 'do not track' flag.. though that still relies on websites being honest I think.

    I'll have to have a look at ghostery though as it sounds interesting.

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