Anti-tracking tools

Introduction

Many websites contain tracking pixels, tools for web analytics, and advertisements. These are used to 'follow' the user where he or she goes. Anti-tracking is the technique used to reduce the capabilities of a website to apply these measures. The result is more privacy for the user.

Usage

Anti-tracking tools are typically used for privacy enhancement.

Users for these tools include general public.

Tools

hBlock (ad blocking and tracker/malware protection)

malware protection, privacy enhancement, provide anonymity

For the privacy-aware users, tools like hBlock can be helpful to block malicious domains, malware, advertisements, and trackers. Trackers could be pixels added to websites to track which pages you visited, which might invade your privacy.

Privacy Badger (privacy protection for browsers)

privacy enhancement

Privacy Badger provides protection against website visitor trackers. These trackers come in the form of beacons or invisible pixels and have the goal to collect information about the browser. This data is often shared by third parties and used to create a profile of a particular browser. As minor differences for each user may lead to an individual user, these third parties may even link some of the data to the related individual. Tools like Privacy Badger do not provide gu...

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