- I've tried my fair share of adblockers and was never completely satisfied, switched to uBlock Origin and haven't looked back.Same here, super easy to use, super clear & clean in their terms and privacy settings, very extensive capabilities.
- Used to use Ghostery, but was a bit put-off by disclosures that demonstrated a less-than-transparent approach to privacy protection. Switched to Disconnect, snagged a lifetime deal on premium, and have been mostly pleased since.Has a great browser extension, and ability to upgrade to their paid apps to be protected even when you are on your phone or from other programs outside your browser, who are tracking you. Have been using their app on my mac since August, and it's blocked 75.000 request so far...
Disconnect protects your privacy online. In a perfect there would be no need for Disconnect to exist, but the world is full of companies wanting to track you every online move without your consent, so they can earn money on you with no respect for your privacy. Disconnect prevents this by blocking incoming tracking request to your computer - either in your browser (for free - go and get it now!), on your computer (in their paid app) or on server level through their VPN (in their paid app).
- Arguably more of a security extension than a "privacy extension," but I would put forth that using strong (and potentially unknown) passwords stored securely in a zero-knowledge vault with a strong master password is one of the best ways one can protect their own privacy, so I'm dropping this here anyway. :)
It's definitely a leap to use a password manager. Actually it's a pain in the ass. but it's so worth it.
Passwords aren't going away any time soon so this is the only safe options for the near future. Get onto it.
If you're having trouble convincing your mainstream friends and family try this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgCHcuCw_RQ
LastPass means you never have to use the same password on multiple websites again. Use the handy features to share your passwords with other users and sync your work account so that you can easily onboard team members. User for yeasrs.
- Several novel approaches to enable simple, private and secure communications.After 20 years of Byzantine methods for using PGP to secure your communications, finally someone figured out how to make it painless. Somehow they manage to get you following infosec best practices without it being a chore. The free encrypted storage and file sharing kicks ass, and the teams feature lets you communicate with one or many people under a Get Smart "Cone of Silence"
Privacy.com is perfect for free trials. No more setting a calendar reminder to cancel your account.
Just create a burner card with a $1 limit, and the whole cancellation process will work itself out. 😬
I really recommend this for everyone. This is how online payments should be - easy to checkout, automatic notifications on spend, easy to close down cards, and they're starting to give cashback!