Do Not Track Plus for Firefox for Mac

Do Not Track Plus for Firefox for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 22 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.0.514
  • Total Downloads:
    27,891
  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.4MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

Editors' Review

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If ad blocking is the hacksaw of Internet-protecting add-ons, Do Not Track Plus (DNT+) is a finely honed katana, slicing out tracking behaviors embedded in sites without destroying the modern Web.

It's cross-browser and cross-platform, and will work in Firefox, Chrome, IE, and Safari. An Opera version is in the works. DNT+ blocks sites and ads from tracking you, unless you give them explicit permission to do so. For most sites, it actually rebuilds tools like social-networking buttons on the fly so you can still get your social on without sacrificing privacy or site load times. It also blocks ad networks and companies from following you around the Web.

DNT+ installs as a browser toolbar button. The icon reflects the number of tracking blocks against the site you're viewing. Click the button and a drop-down window appears with trackers separated into three categories: social buttons, ad networks, and companies. If there's something marked verboten that you want back, like a Twitter button, clicking it will resurrect it. Otherwise, the links at the bottom of each section take you to sites that explain what the add-on is doing and why it's doing it. This is smart, helpful stuff.

The interface is clean if a bit cluttered with the verbiage necessary to explain what it's actually doing. The add-on's On/Off button could be bigger, too. Its features work well, with no noticeable lag times when loading sites. In fact, the only feature hang-up was that on some sites, the social networking buttons weren't re-rendered. It's easy enough to go into the add-on and reactivate them, but it is an imperfect implementation of a core feature.

If you're aware of the serious privacy risks on the Internet today, but looking for something more nuanced than an ad blocker or JavaScript killer that still lets you experience the modern Web, Do Not Track Plus lives up to its value-added name.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Does the job"

    August 06, 2013   |   By skbecker

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

    Pros

    Easy to update on Firefox.

    Cons

    None......

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  • 5 stars

    "Non-intrusive, Plays well with other add-ons."

    July 18, 2013   |   By Mid_Man

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 2.2.9.618

    Pros

    Does not slow browser speed, Color coded icon in toolbar shows number of trackers blocked, easy install, no setup, easy to adjust settings. Blocks more than 600 trackers.

    Cons

    None at all.

    Summary

    Use it in Firefox, Safari, and IE.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.2.0.514
    Version 2.2.0.510 adds better blocking, an improved UI that makes it easy to customize settings, medals you earn as a fun reward for blocking tracking attempts and a number of bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Abine
    Publisher web site https://www.abine.com
    Release Date May 15, 2012
    Date Added May 15, 2012
    Version 2.2.0.514
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.4MB
    File Name dntme-firefox-1072.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 27,891
    Downloads Last Week 31
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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