Privacy + VPN + Firefox Add-ons

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Snoop3, Sep 9, 2011.

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  1. Snoop3

    Snoop3 Registered Member

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    i was just wondering if a subscribed to a VPN service would there still be any need for Firefox add-ons like TrackMeNot and Ghostery, etc...its probably too late already but i'm just trying to prevent companies like Google from tracking me and building profiles on me and when i started using a bunch of these Firefox privacy add-ons until i find out that sites will be able to track you by your browser add-ons even if you block some of the cookies and beacons.. :(

    is this true and what are the latest recommendations re: anonymous VPN vs. pseudoanonymous VPN?

    i am looking at getting either iVPN or Strong VPN but not sure either offers true anonymity...
     
  2. Lyx

    Lyx Registered Member

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    For sure addons like TrackMeNot, Ghostery, BetterPrivacyn noscript etc will help.

    With a VPN (or a proxy) only your real IP is hidden (this IP may leaks in case of proxy usage, because of java, javascript, flash etc, connecting in bypassing the proxy; that doesn'y normally happen with a vpn). But Panopticlick test shows that even with your rel IP hidden, you can be traced through other information your browser is leaking. So for browsing stealthly, use a VPN (at least a pseudonymous one) with all these addons (and maybe some others ?) enabled.
     
  3. Snoop3

    Snoop3 Registered Member

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    thanks for the response Lyx....

    i should have mentioned that i have mobile broadband and i think i get a different IP every time so i'm not too worried about the IP unless other people say i still should be....but it seems like the VPN ought to be able to hide the characteristics of my browser and the add-ons i have installed(?)...this is something i would pay extra for and seems like it ought to be available....
     
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