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
  • Price:
    Free

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 as advertised."

May 26, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

Blocks tracking while permitting selective interaction with sites.

Cons

None I'm aware of.

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1 stars

"where to put the file"

May 15, 2012  |  By jay86--2008

 |  Version: Do Not Track Plus for Firefox 2.2.0.514

Pros

C'mon... one of you geniuses can tell me where to put the file I downloaded. PLEASE?

Cons

HUH? don't know where to put the file to make it work

Summary

Please, somebody... ANYbody, where do I put the file?

Updated on May 15, 2012

NEVER MIND. I contacted the manufacturer and downloaded it directly from them instead of CNET. This one works.

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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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