Privacy Badger is a highly intuitive, free, and open-source browser extension developed by Electronic Frontier Foundation for Chrome browser. Like many other products created by this non-profit digital rights group, this browser extension aims to protect your privacy on the internet by detecting and automatically learning how to block advertisements, tracking cookies and other tracking services that do not respect “Do Not Track” setting found in modern web browsers.
Originally released in 2014, this security-focused browser extension has learned how to detect tracking services in websites you visit and offer you both automatic and manual options for handling such tracking requests. For example, with this web browser app, you can monitor the presence of trackers placed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other social network and analytics giants, but also the presence of some unknown trackers. Privacy Badger showcases both active and potentially harmful tracking services and domain services that do not appear to track you, with notification icons that signify what level of blocking is used (total block, moderate block, and unrestricted use).
To best take advantage of Privacy Badger’s blocking capabilities, you first need to start using it for a while. During that initial period, It will send additional “Do Not Track” signals to websites you visit, and if they disobey those requests, only then they will be put on the list of restricted services.
In addition to actively blocking aggressive services, It will also remove outgoing link click tracking on Facebook, Google, and Twitter, providing you enhanced online privacy by not allowing those social network and analytics sites to track your online habits even if you are not logged into their servers.