ClearURLs is an add-on based on the new WebExtensions technology and will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy. (by ClearURLs)


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ClearURLs/Addon is an open source project licensed under GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only which is an OSI approved license.

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  • An extension that automatically removes tracking elements from URLs
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    The README on the repo itself links to gitlab, including the "create an issue" link:
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    >I don't see why ClearURLs couldn't add this functionality.

    I think the problem is that, for security reasons, ClearURLs can't change URLs arbitratily. It can only remove parts of it, so the actual URL would have to be a parameter. See [1] for a comment by the extension's author on this issue.

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  • Does firefox extension read password ?
    But I do not know if the code is audited before every update or if it's a one time audit only (which would be rather useless, an update could contain malicious code), that information is not on the page I linked above. The dev of ClearURLs said the code is audited before every update but I would prefer an official statement from Mozilla.
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