Do Not Track Plus for Firefox

Do Not Track Plus for Firefox

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 143 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.1.611
File Size:
1.4MB
Date Added:
June 18, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
123,301
Downloads Last Week:
265
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' review

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.

Do Not Track Plus extends your privacy

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.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

Do Not Track Plus protects your privacy as you bop around the Web, and lets you toggle those protections on the fly.

(Credit: Screenshot by Seth Rosenblatt/CNET)

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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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 143 votes

    • 5 star: 80
    • 4 star: 53
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 4
  • Current Version:

    4.3

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 5
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "performs as advertized."

    May 09, 2014   |   By zclayton3

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 3.2.1072

    Pros

    Gives a report of how much has been blocked, and you can customize what it allows to track for frequently visited sites.

    Cons

    really haven't found any. - Umm, well it tells me how may trackers have been blocked per session which slows down shutting the browser by about 3 seconds.

    Summary

    get it if you are concerned with privacy.

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  • 4 stars

    "I have no idea what is happening without track blocker"

    May 02, 2014   |   By fotobarje

    Version: DoNotTrackMe for Firefox 3.2.1072

    Pros

    I cant be sure,what is going behind, but I m regularly getting reports how many tracker were blocked

    Cons

    Nothing so far

    Summary

    Seems it is doing something; but you will never know who the trackers are.

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