Choosing a media player: MPC-HC and VLC

If you’re using the media player that came with your operating system, you could do better. There are two alternatives in particular that would be a step up.

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Securing yourself from Flash cookies with BetterPrivacy

Note: This post applies primarily to Mozilla Firefox.
This is the last Firefox post for a while, I promise.
 
 

Flash LSOs, sometimes called “zombie cookies” can pose a serious privacy risk to you and your computer. BetterPrivacy allows you to control them and protect yourself from untrusted, malicious, or simply unwanted ones.

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Taking care of your browser’s cookies

Note: This post applies primarily to Mozilla Firefox.

Most websites like to store little pieces of information, called cookies, on your browser for various purposes. These can be useful, but they can also be harmful. Cleaning your cookies with an add-on like Self-Destructing Cookies or Cookie Monster can protect you.

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Don’t send more than you want to with RefControl

Note: This post applies primarily to Mozilla Firefox.

 

RefControl is a handy little add-on that stops websites from knowing what site you were on previously. Using RefControl is a simple way to help keep your browsing history private and help stop websites from tracking you.

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