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Can a chrome extension that only has site access “on click” still see your browsing history other times?

If I have a chrome extension that only gets site access "On click", but also has other permissions, is still active in the background without my clicking? Can it access my browsing history ...
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Why anti ETag fingerprinting browser extensions won't work if I block images using other addons, like uBlock or uMatrix?

I'm trying to use one of these Firefox extensions suggested by ghacks: Header Editor; ETag Stoppa. As described by the wiki, this is what they do: Allows you to run Rules to modify headers such as ...
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Is it possible to disable Ghostery Smart Blocking

I discovered today that Ghostery is allowing trackers (e.g. google) to function even though I have block all trackers set. It appears that their Smart Blocking overrides your choice to block all and ...
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Why do we even use ad blockers at home when most home routers have filter lists?

I started pretty much like the rest of us with regular ad blocking extensions. But there is arguably a performance drop due to the additional checks each time you load a page. I then started using ...
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Why do some Chrome VPN extensions not work?

I have tried a number of free Chrome VPN extensions on a Windows desktop PC. I found all were successful in providing a different IP address. However, with almost half of the VPNs, I worryingly ...
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How can I manually generate a new temporary ipv6 address by generating a new host identifier on Windows/Linux

Right now I am playing a bit with IPv6. Is there any way how I can manually force Windows/Linux to generate a new host identifier instead of waiting for Windows/Linux to do it on it's on schedule ...
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Use IPv6 temporary address only with remote peers

I think this question concerns the interaction between the configurable Default Address Selection algorithm defined by RFC-3484 and the temporary addresses defined by RFC-4941, though the solution may ...
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utility to stymie browser fingerprinting

Does anyone know of a system utility (for Windows) which, when toggled on, would return a spurious System Fonts Listing, a listing that looks like a typical virgin install or which has other limited ...
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Adblocking jQuery

As a privacy-concerned user, I try to make sure that Google, Facebook and the like do not get informed of whatever page I visit through web bug like Google Analytics and the Facebook "I like" button. ...
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IPv6: One address from MAC and one from Privacy Extensions?

how can I archieve the following: I have a linux system behind a gateway. I want to have two IPv6 addresses. For both, the first part should come from the router (as usual). The preferred address for ...