Posts Tagged ‘ghostery’

Ghostery Sneaks in New Promotional Messaging System

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

A privacy add-on that also includes a built in ad delivery feature? What will they think of next?

Ghostery is a rather controversial privacy add-on for various web browsers including Firefox and Google Chrome. The extension has been designed to improve online privacy by blocking trackers. Apart from that, it also informs you about trackers used on sites if you want it to, or, if you prefer that, it will block these automatically without notifying you about occurrences.


Fix Add-ons Not Working in Firefox 35

Friday, January 16th, 2015

If the recent update to Firefox 35 has knocked any of your add-ons out of commission, you might want to try this fix …

Firefox 35 has been pushed to the Stable channel recently by Mozilla and while the majority of users did not notice any incompatibilities or issues, some users noticed that one or multiple of installed browser add-ons stopped working suddenly.


IPvFox – Display All Connections a Web Page Makes

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firefox; I don’t think it would make my job any easier, but it would definitely be educational.

Chance is that the web pages that you are connecting to with your web browser load elements from different web servers, and not from one. This is for instance the case if a Facebook Like, Twitter or Google Plus button is displayed on the site. Sometimes though you may want to get an exact list of all connections that are made to display the contents of a web page. This can be handy to make sure that the site does not leak information to third party companies, that a site has not been hacked and that a site does not make connections to known malicious servers.