AVG PrivacyFix, Bitdefender TrafficLight, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger identify and block ad networks and other entities that track your Web activities.
The free extensions for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer thwart trackers, block ads (in Firefox and Chrome), and rate the safety of links before you click them: Ghostery, Adblock Plus, and Web of Trust, respectively.
Browser running slow lately? One of your add-on installs may be the culprit eating your performance. Here's how to find out which one.
The new browser won't let new third-party add-ons run until users give the say-so, and it suggests old ones be disabled. Also: Twitter search and a tab tune-up.
Clear out everything but the primary content on a Web page, track the amount of time you spend working versus goofing off, and remind yourself to take a stretch break.
Mozilla programmers hope to release the first beta version of Jetpack, Firefox 4's new foundation for customization through add-ons, on Monday. It won't be feature-complete, though.
Safari 5.0.1 has arrived, as the Safari extension gallery is open for business
ZScaler's Blacksheep and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's HTTPS Everywhere extensions for Firefox alert you when someone is using Firesheep to capture your sign-in information.
IE remains the most widely used browser, and version 8 is much safer than its predecessors; these six free add-ons help IE 8 users avoid malware and other Web dangers.
OptimizeGoogle, GoogleSharing, TrackMeNot, BetterPrivacy, and BitDefender QuickScan help keep Google and other Web snoops from tracking your search and other browsing activity.