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DataPacRat wrote

Relying on one single addon to protect your browser is risky; sometimes one will get taken over by a spammer, or one will sell whitelist access to advertisers.

A combination of overlapping addons may be more useful; for example, Adblock Plus, AdNauseum, BetterPrivacy, CanvasBlocker, Decentraleyes, Flashblock, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, Privacy Badger, Random Agent Spoofer, RequestPolicy, Self-Destructing Cookies, TrackMeNot, uBlock Origin, and uMatrix.

If the new Firefox doesn't let you install as many addons as you need for privacy and security, you may want to switch to a Firefox spinoff like Waterfox.

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quandyalaterreux wrote

Many of those are redundant. uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript and Decentraleyes are vastly sufficient. You can get anti-fingerpriting protection such as canvas blocking by enabling privacy.rresistFingerprinting (in Nightly).

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DataPacRat wrote (edited )

Redundancy is precisely the point.

As just one perspective, spammers and scammers keep coming up with new tricks, and any one plugin is unlikely to block each new trick for a while. But multiple, redundant plugins mean that as soon as /any/ of them blocks the new trick, it's blocked.

If you don't like redundant security, then feel free not to use it. But if you aren't using it simply because you haven't heard of it, then feel free to give it a try.