Privacy Badger

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Tool and Usage

Privacy Badger is a tool to enhance your privacy and protect against web resources like trackers that spy on your web behavior.

How it works

Privacy Badger runs as an extension on Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. It reviews requested web pages and disarms them by blocking requests or replace content. These requests could be to addresses that are known for spying and tracking, including web beacons.

Usage and audience

This tool is categorized as a anti-tracking tool and privacy tool.

Privacy Badger is commonly used for privacy enhancement. Target users for this tool are general public.

Tool review

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + More than 50 contributors
  • + The source code of this software is available
  • + Supported by a large company
  • + Well-known tool


  • - Many provided pull requests are still open

Author and Maintainers

Supporting company

This project is maintained by Electronic Frontier Foundation


Support operating systems

Privacy Badger is known to work on All platforms.

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Project details
Latest releaserelease-2018.2.5 [2018-02-05]
Last updatedFeb. 8, 2018

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