An Internet service that aims to improve your privacy, Blur can block trackers on sites across the Web, generate strong passwords for you, and even mask your sensitive information online. Working right in Safari as an extension, it gives you a quick and handy way of checking your privacy status without skipping a beat.
Tracker blocking: After installation, Blur places a button on Safari's toolbar; nearly every time you visit a site, you'll see a badge on that button saying how many trackers have been blocked. You can even view a list of blocked trackers from the extension's menu.
Quick password generator: You can easily generate random character passwords when registering on websites. What's more, so long as the extension is running, the log-in fields will auto-populate themselves.
Masked emails: With a few clicks, you can generate a random email address for signup forms; all emails from that random address are then forwarded to your actual email. You can create as many random emails as you like, even one per website registration.
Paid subscription required for advanced features: To enjoy advanced features like a masked phone number and credit card, you need to pay. In essence, these features provide you with disposable data that can be easily replaced.
If you're concerned about what goes on behind the curtain on the Web and don't like your information being collected and then sold, a browser extension like Blur might be just what you're looking for. The tracker blocking alone makes this Safari extension worth a try.
Stop forgetting passwords and generate tough-to-crack new ones:. Creates strong encrypted passwords in one click. even for sites you already have logins for. Saves, encrypts and organizes your passwords. Logs you in fast. Works seamlessly across your iPhone, iPad and browser. Access your data from home, work or on the road (but please, not while driving). Use Touch ID and other iPhone 6 features to login even faster
A site you've shopped gets hacked and your logins and passwords are stolen in the data breach? No problem: your credit card info won't even be there:. Shop online without ever giving out your credit card to merchants (yup). Masked Cards let you pay using new disposable credit cards (like Paypal, but better). Auto-fill your real encrypted credit card, billing, and address info for fast checkouts, when you choose. Charges show up as Abine, Inc. on your statement to protect your privacy (that's what we do) .
Even with your passwords and payments secured, you're still being tracked by hundreds of companies collecting as much data as they can about you. use the Blur extension to:. Block hundreds of companies from secretly collecting data about what you do online. Block tracking that doesn't rely on cookies (more effective than "private browsing"). Stop Facebook and others from tracking you even when no logged in. Updated service and protection incorporating feedback from over 10 million daily users (block new and emerging threats) .
Most features are free and unlimited, but you get more with a premium subscription:. Free: password management, masked emails, and private browsing with tracking protection. Premium: masked credit cards, a new private masked phone numbers, backup and sync, and expedited premium support. Premium plans cost between $2 to $5 per month based on length of subscription (3 cents per day for all this? Yup.).