Comparison of Tracking Protection with EFF's Privacy Badger?

How does Tracking Protection compare with EFF’s Privacy Badger? Do they share underlying technology or are they completely different? Thanks!

THe same reason why I am using privacy badget and not the new experiment.

I guess you would have to compare their blocking lists. In theory these are equivalent, but my guess is that they don’t have 100% identical lists. After all the definition of tracking may vary among people and organizations.

AFAIK Firefox is using Disconnect’s blocking list.

Correct, we use Disconnect’s block-list. As I understand it, EFF Privacy Badger builds a client-side block-list based on cookie usage heuristics.

We also enable users to submit problems & breakage reports to teach us how to improve privacy without breaking the web.

I think that privacy badger is more powerful and complete with the ui that enable to learn what the page do, we need more web literacy and is a simple addon like ublock origin that do the same things (a list of third part resources).

I agree that Firefox tracking protection should do a better job on educating people on what’s going on, what are we blocking and why.

We’re working on UX for listing third party resources. The UX is currently being spec-ed and you can follow progress here:


Just to prevent some myths from spreading: Privacy Badger does not use any block “lists”. Instead it is purely based on algorithms…

The algorithm seems to build up a client-side block list:

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Yeah, I just meant it is no static block list. That’s a key difference to all other tracking blockers mentioned in this or other threads here.