How to stop Google from tracking your data using Mozilla Firefox add-on

The new add-on or extension is called Container and the add-on prevents Google from tracking a user's data when they are browsing through the pages that are hosted outside of gaming network.

By Sandeep Sarkar

    Internet users all around the globe must have seen or heard about the flaws which affected almost all kind of devices available today. The past few weeks have done more damage, with the Facebook data theft scandal it seems like no application or features foolproof security to our devices. Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it seems like our privacy is more a secret affair. The tech giants including Google, Amazon and Apple etc have also come under the scanner of legislators and regulators so that future attacks can be prevented.

    How to stop Google from tracking your data using an add-on

    For the users who are concerned related to the privacy and security and they fear that the companies might be tracking their data, we will be sharing a solution with them which is simple yet effective.
    All you need is a browser extension or add-on to fend off these companies from tracking your data with others who are willing to exploit it. The new add-on or extension is called Container and the add-on prevents Google from tracking a user's data when they are browsing through the pages that are hosted outside of gaming network. As of now, the extension is available only on Mozilla Firefox browser.

    As per some sources from the web, Google Container is an unofficial browser extension that is based on the recently released Facebook Container add-on. The working principal working behind the add-on is that it deletes pre-existing cookies and separate it from Google's tracking bots.

    For example: suppose that the internet is a cuboidal box with Google that is taking up significant space inside it, such that Google will be able to see all the nooks and corners of the box and make intelligent connections and also see patterns. Now consider that the Google container add-on is free-flowing inside that larger box that hides your internet activity and completely preventing Google from keeping an eye on you unlike it would have been otherwise.

    How to stop Google from tracking your data using an add-on

    It doesn't mean that the Firefox add-on will not work on the websites where a user sign in with their Google account or when they are logged on to a Google app or service. Further, a user might not be able to able to log into other websites using Google account easily, however, this is what the tech giant is counting on in order to expand its monopoly over the internet. So now you know that all you need is a Chrome extension called Google Container.

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