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Privacy Badger is a free browser extension for Google ChromeMozilla Firefoxand Opera created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

Its purpose is to promote a balanced approach to internet privacy between consumers and content providers by blocking advertisements and tracking cookies that do not respect the Do Not Track setting in a user's web browser. While some of its code is based on Adblock Plus, Privacy Badger only blocks those ads which come with embedded trackers.

The alpha version was released on 1 May 2014, followed by a beta on 21 July 2014. In April 2017, the EFF announced that Privacy Badger had surpassed one million users.

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