The Best Firefox Add-ons for Protecting your Privacy

Published: November 23, 2014

If you're a security enthusiast like me, you'll probably want to make sure your internet browsing is safe and private.  The following add-ons for Mozilla Firefox will help you accomplish that.

  1. Adblock Plus

    Adblock Plus for Firefox

    This extension is argueablt one of the most popular extensions to date, with over 21 million users.

    This extention blocks connection to nearly all advertisments, which not only protects your privacy by stopping ad tracking, but also increases your browsers speed by not having to load as much.   Besides, who wants to see ads anyways?

  2. Web of Trust

    Web of Trust

    Find out which websites you can trust. WOT adds intuitive traffic light-style icons next to search results and URLs to help you make informed decisions about whether to visit a site or not.

  3. Disconnect

    Disconnect

    Much like Adblock Plus, Disconnect goes a step further to block wigets such as social media sharing, which leave cookies to track where you've been.

  4. BetterPrivacy

    BetterPrivacy

    Remove or manage a new and uncommon kind of cookies, better known as LSO's, which are not properly removed by Firefox alone.  The BetterPrivacy safeguard offers various ways to handle Flash-cookies set by Google, YouTube, Ebay and others.

  5. Lightbeam for Firefox

    Lightbeam for Firefox

    Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that enables you to see the first and third party sites you interact with on the Web. Using interactive visualizations, Lightbeam shows you the relationships between these third parties and the sites you visit.

  6. Self-Destructing Cookies

    Self-Destructing Cookies

    Fix the web. Gets rid of a site's cookies and LocalStorage as soon as you close its tabs. Protecting you from trackers and zombie-cookies. Prevents most cookies from staying, however, trustworthy services can be whitelisted.

  7. Link Alert

    Link Alert



    Have you ever been afraid to click on a link because you wasn't sure what it was?  Well the extenstion will help you by telling you exactly what you will be taken to if a link is pressed.

  8. Google search link fix

    Google search link fix

    This extension prevents Google, Yahoo and Yandex search pages from modifying search result links when you click them. This is useful when copying links but it also helps privacy by preventing the search engines from recording your clicks.

  9. Blur (Formerly DoNotTrackMe)

    Blur

    Blur makes it easy to keep track of and secure all your personal information online by protecting and storing your passwords, and other sesitive information.

  10. NO Google Analytics

    NO Google Analytics

    This add-on implements a content policy which blocks all network requests within Firefox for anything from the google-analytics.com domain. This means javascript, gif images, and everything else is blocked from that domain.

Armed with these tools, you can be confident that your online activity isn't being tracked!