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Firefox privacy add-ons

I have ublock origin and NoScript should I also get & learn umatrix? or would that be overkill

Re: Firefox privacy add-ons

Reply #1
I think its overkill. I just use uBlock Origin and Pi-Hole mainly to block ads and malware in browser.

Nano Defender might be worth looking into.

Some other addons I like

Also I suggest changing some default settings in uBlock Origin. Like enabling more blocklists and enabling Prevent WebRTC from leaking local IP addresses & Block CSP reports.

You'll notice uBlock Origin blocks prefetching on websites and that feature is enabled by default. This is good 99% of time, but actually bad for weboasis because we prefetch links to make pages load quicker for you. Since we have zero ads and tracking anyways, I suggest disabling uBlock Origin for - Its the one site this actually makes sense for. Be my guest and view source and watch connection tab in browser debug menu. We are about as clean and optimzied for a website as you can be in 2019.

Re: Firefox privacy add-ons

Reply #3
Another addon for privacy purposes would be:
Cookie AutoDelete, which supports whitelisting of cookies and clearing localstorage. Both even on open tabs...

Also, take a look at some user.js setups:
ghacks user-js is the most comprehensively documented config I have seen so far. Fair warning: it might as well be called straightjacket, as it has the potential to break some of the browser's functionality, e.g. freezing or "failed" downloads. (Releases)
For a more rudimentary, but safer approach, gives some suggestions. should give you a good overview, too.

For some fingerprinting tests, you can look at:
EFF's Panopticlick, which also provides a nojs-tracker (though it fails on my side)., which has fancy graphics... tests for Autofill, among others.
CookielessCookies by Lucb1e demonstrates a view count via E-Tags in the browser cache. (src) has some neat listings of detected features (/features), a rather expansive social media detection (/social) and content filter/proxy detection (/proxy).