This week’s security app is a proof of concept developed by Mozilla’s Prospector team. It’s called “about:trackers” and it’s a Firefox extension that allows users to block cookies and connections that appear to be intrusive.
The add-on allows you to see what websites have the potential of tracking you. It also gives you the option to block certain trackers that might seem too “aggressive.”
It’s easy to utilize because it only has options for adjusting automatic blocking levels and for clearing custom blocks.
Although the extension is still a proof of concept and although it might not be bulletproof when it comes to protecting your privacy, it’s an interesting little app for those who want to see what sites are tracking them.
You can utilize it to block some of the more nosy trackers and see if your browsing experience is positively or negatively affected.
Finally, a great thing about “about:trackers” is that it doesn’t even require a restart to work after it's installed.
The about:trackers Firefox extension
is available for download here