Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger

Automatically learns to block invisible trackers.

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What is Privacy Badger?

'Privacy Badger' is a Firefox add-on designed for privacy protection. It auto-discovers trackers and blocks them based on their behavior. It opts users out of data sharing, sends 'Do Not Track' requests, and learns to block stubborn trackers. It also replaces useful trackers with click-to-activate placeholders and removes outgoing link click tracking on various websites.

Stats date:
Version: 2023.10.31 (Last updated: 2023-11-02)
Creation date: 2014-05-01
Weekly download count: 27,457
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
  • privacy
Size: 1.88M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Privacy Badger
Privacy Badger (v2023.12.1)
4.42 (1,703) 1,519,483
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Privacy Badger (v2023.12.1)
4.80 (118) 375,338

Privacy Badger automatically learns to block invisible trackers. Instead of keeping lists of what to block, Privacy Badger automatically discovers trackers based on their behavior.

Privacy Badger sends the Global Privacy Control signal to opt you out of data sharing and selling, and the Do Not Track signal to tell companies not to track you. If trackers ignore your wishes, Privacy Badger will learn to block them.

Besides automatic tracker blocking, Privacy Badger replaces potentially useful trackers (video players, comments widgets, etc.) with click-to-activate placeholders, and removes outgoing link click tracking on Facebook and Google, with more privacy protections on the way.

To learn more, see the FAQ on Privacy Badger's homepage.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Eliminates unwanted elements from user accounts
  • Has a good reputation due to its developer, the EFF
  • Considered easy to use by some
  • Doesn't automatically learn anymore
  • Hard to disable or remove
  • May not work for all intended purposes such as stopping certain prompts
Most mentioned
  • The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
  • Difficulty in removal of the add-on
  • Ineffectiveness in stopping Google Sign-in Prompts
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Risk impact

Privacy Badger is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Privacy Badger has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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