What is Privacy Badger – how to protect your privacy online

Data Privacy – What is Privacy Badger?

It’s a browser add-on you can install on Chrome that automatically protects your privacy.  It stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser. To the advertiser, it’s like you suddenly disappeared.

Disconnect, Adblock Plus, and Ghostery are very common extensions to use but they can actually damage your privacy because they can use the data you have and actually sell it to other providers – whereas Privacy Badger is open-source software – made by the community, for the community. The great thing about Privacy Badger is that you don’t need to disable your cookies because it does all of that for you.

If be you disable cookies altogether you can have a lot of trouble doing certain things on websites like even reading the content that’s in the page or finding buttons don’t work which makes the site unusable. You can click on Privacy Badger in your browser tab and it will tell you what it’s blocking and it will automatically block the cookies it has to, to protect your privacy but still letting you visit the site and view the content.