FTC: What are Firefox Addons?

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    Many websites plant tracking cookies in your browser. These tracking cookies follow and report all your searches, etc. For example, have you noticed that after you do a google search for something, suddenly the ads you see on USMB are for products related to your search.
     
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    What adds?
     
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    One Size Doesn’t Fit All

    Everybody uses the Web differently, so why should your browser be exactly like the next person’s? Firefox has more than 6,000 add-ons to help you customize it to your exact needs, plus thousands of Personas to instantly change the way it looks.

    View all personalization features.
    Learn more about Firefox personalization.

    Firefox Browser | Upgrade to the latest version of Firefox | Free Download
     
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    Not if you set Firefox up correctly


    Even IE is beginning to explore 'privacy mode'
     
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    I use I.E., for Research mostly, Fire Fox for Stealth, and Google Chrome for here.
     
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    At the top of each page there are 2 banner "ads by google."
     
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    Cool. I can't see them.........
     
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    I think the new Firefox add-on is an upgrade for better security including internet security.
     
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    I use Safari.
    I have a program called MacScan that I use to remove the tracking cookies and spyware. It reports all the sites that planted tracking cookies when you visited, like "townhall.com."
     

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