Next step in my Privacy Journey, I have successfully switched from Google Chrome/Chromium to Mozilla Firefox.
I used to use Firefox a long time ago but with the release of Google Chrome in 2008, I made the switch the Google Chrome. Google Chrome used to be the most snappy browser that exist. However, with the release Mozilla Firefox Quantum, Firefox is on par or snappier than Chrome.
The Mozilla Organization has always been one that advocates internet freedom and privacy and we can see that is clearly the case in the privacy and security settings.
Firefox also has a huge range of Add-ons available to harden your privacy. Here are a few of the add-ons that I use: (I only use Opensource ones)
- uBlock Origin – An efficient blocker: easy on memory and CPU footprint, and yet can load and enforce thousands more filters than other popular blockers out there. It is also extremely customizable.
- Decentralyse – Protects you against tracking through “free”, centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.
- HTTPS Everywhere – HTTPS Everywhere is a Firefox extension to protect your communications by enabling HTTPS encryption automatically on sites that are known to support it, even when you type URLs or follow links that omit the https: prefix.
- Multi-Account Containers – Firefox Multi-Account Containers lets you keep parts of your online life separated into color-coded tabs that preserve your privacy. Cookies are separated by container, allowing you to use the web with multiple identities or accounts simultaneously.
- Facebook Container – Prevent Facebook from tracking you around the web. The Facebook Container extension for Firefox helps you take control and isolate your web activity from Facebook.
- NoScript – Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS other web security exploits.
- Disable WebRTC – This add-on allows you to easily disable WebRTC. You’ll also be able to quickly toggle WebRTC back on/off by clicking the add-on’s icon. With WebRTC enabled, your IP might leak even when using a VPN.
For further and more in-depth guide on how to harden your Firefox Privacy, check out Firefox Privacy – The Complete How-To Guide
With this, I am now one more step further from Google.
Which browser are you using and why do you prefer that? Please leave a comment. 😉