Privacyfix Shows Who's Tracking You Online, Gives You The Tools To Stop It

Chrome/Firefox: Everyone's trying to track you on the web, and it's hard to keep up-to-date with every privacy setting. Privacyfix is here to help, showing you which privacy-invading features you have turned on in Facebook and Google and how to prevent other sites from tracking you.After installing Privacyfix, it will scan your Facebook and Google accounts, showing you which privacy tweaks you've made (good job) and haven't made, along with instructions on how to fix each one. It will also show other websites you've visited that are sharing your data or tracking your activity, and allow you to fix the problem right then and there.

We've shown you how these companies make money, and now you can actually see how much money they make and which ones are using your data to do it. Privacyfix is a free extension for Chrome and Firefox.

Privacyfix [via Ars Technica]


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    I don't have a Facebook account and it still said some of my account settings are insecure, and my Google account has had history turned off etc for as long as I can remember but it detected that as needing a fix too. Not sure how accurate it is.

    So we give *FULL ACCESS* to a *THIRD-PARTY EXTENSION* that "scans" our accounts for privacy settings and tweak recommendations? And in doing so, we hand over our account information including passwords to complete this task?? This article is beyond ironic - it's absurd!

    AdBlock Plus, DoNotTrack Plus and Ghostery if you want to block people tracking you - no passwords or account information required!

    I'd love to see the LH take a comprehensive look at all these privacy apps and extensions. So far I've seen Ghostery, DNT+, Priv3, and now PrivacyFix, and I have no idea which one is best.

    Do all of them target different aspects of tracking and privacy? How much overlap is there? I'm sure many readers would be very keen on knowing these answers.

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