google ad settings plug-in needed?

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Post Posted June 18th, 2018, 10:40 am

Hello: google search engine today left a msg about modifying its "ad personalization," to opt-in or out of that "feature." It also gives a link to download a plug-in, which, duh, doesn't work (, to do the same thing. Of course I want as little "spying" as possible & already have a heap of extensions (the usual suspects) blocking. The only plugins installed are Cisco's H264 & google's widevine. Do I need a plug-in to further (guarantee) block? If yes, which? Add-ons search on "block google add" pulled up 552 hits. (this mac: FF 61 dev build, w10, all irrelevant to this post.) Thank you.
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Post Posted June 19th, 2018, 9:49 am

That "plugin" (extension, actually) is well dated (circa 2014) & won't even install into (any remotely) current FF, much less FF Quantum, so is of no value.

You'll have to find other ways to protect yourself against the all-mighty, g ;-):.
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Post Posted June 20th, 2018, 10:44 am

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Post Posted June 20th, 2018, 11:06 am

Thanks to all. I'm not going to add another protection extension, I think this w10 mac is protected enuf.
-Admin: you may wish to call this resolved, AFAIK. I'm going off the notification track for it. Thanks.
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