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  • user.js

    Firefox privacy, security and anti-tracking: a comprehensive user.js template for configuration and hardening

    Actually, most of your needs are covered by setting your tracking protection to strict in FF settings and ublock origin. Other stuff is redundant and it only makes you more fingerprintable. If you want to know more, you can read about it here or watch this video

  • uBlock

    uBlock Origin - An efficient blocker for Chromium and Firefox. Fast and lean.

    Just fyi, having both uBo and DDGPE can conflict. uBo can do everything DDGPE can do. You just got to set it up. Here is a guide to several "modes", that people use. I personally use the Medium setting.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • ungoogled-chromium

    Google Chromium, sans integration with Google

    Ungoogled Chromium ( - its chrome without any Google specifics

  • hosts

    🔒 Consolidating and extending hosts files from several well-curated sources. Optionally pick extensions for porn, social media, and other categories.


  • NewPipe

    A libre lightweight streaming front-end for Android. for your phone

  • FreeTube

    An Open Source YouTube app for privacy

    Even better, use , or

  • Pi-hole

    A black hole for Internet advertisements

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  • clarity

    A behavioral analytics library that uses dom mutations and user interactions to generate aggregated insights. (by microsoft)

    Isn't the majority of the code for Clarity also open sourced? Looks like MSFT has exposed at least a chunk of it here

  • bypass-paywalls-chrome

    Bypass Paywalls web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.

    Also, do you by chance know of a uBO list that could replace this Bypass Paywalls extension?

  • Pi-Hole-for-WSL1

    Ad-blocking DNS server for Windows • Unbound pre-configured • Deployment ready in minutes • Does not require hypervisor/docker


    Official IVPN Website

    Consider also.

  • Firefox-UI-Fix

    🦊 I respect proton UI and aim to improve it.

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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