I am using the following extensions on google chrome for complete privacy and to avoid tracking:

  1. VPN Extension to hide actual IP
  2. WebRTC prevent extension for disabling WebRTC

What other extensions should I use? I cannot use TOR instead of VPN as many websites don't allow access via TOR.

  • Are you immovable on the idea that you could use another browser? There are other browsers that make it easier to not be tracked...
    – schroeder
    Jul 9, 2021 at 13:08
  • @schroeder No, not restricted to chrome but I can't use Tor and many sites disallow the access using TOR. Jul 9, 2021 at 13:39
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    So, back up a step. You want to browse without being tracked, and you can't use Tor. Start from that, don't start with Chrome.
    – schroeder
    Jul 9, 2021 at 13:41
  • OP, WRT 'many sites disallow the access using TOR' - you might want to consider a VPN over TOR. This way, sites blocking TOR won't block you (because the IP they will see will be your VPN's IP) and your VPN won't see your IP (because they'll the IP of your TOR exit node). See exposingtheinvisible.org/en/guides/vpn-over-tor for more info.
    – mti2935
    Jul 9, 2021 at 13:50
  • @mti2935 what would be the point of that? There is little difference between just using a VPN in that case.
    – LvB
    Jul 9, 2021 at 13:57

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Using a VPN with Chrome is not the same as using TOR. Your VPN provider knows your IP, and can also see which sites you are visiting. With TOR, there is no one entity that can see both.

  • Yeah, that I know that. Here we can assume that I trust VPN and no issues from its end. I am interested in knowing other things that we can add to the browser. Jul 9, 2021 at 13:02
  • @ShashwatKumar then you need to describe who you do not want tracking you ... Google? VPN? Or just the sites you visit?
    – schroeder
    Jul 9, 2021 at 13:07
  • @schroeder It's mainly for the sites I visit where I can login and create account. Jul 9, 2021 at 13:40
  • This is in fact not true… but it does require more work and having acces to more than a single node in the chain. But basically your just using 2 networks if you use for, and the endpoints/ routers know much about you by necessity… and with enough you can reconstruct the paths…
    – LvB
    Jul 9, 2021 at 14:03
  • @LvB, That's true - if all of the nodes in your TOR circuit collude, then they can learn your IP and the sites that you are connecting to. But, without colluding, the entry node can see only your IP and not the sites that you are connecting to, and the exit node can see only the sites that you are connecting to and not your IP, and the intermediate nodes can see neither.
    – mti2935
    Jul 9, 2021 at 14:17

Some Chrome extensions that can help include:

  • uBlock Origin
  • Privacy Badger
  • HTTPs Everywhere
  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
  • and Disconnect

These will do a lot of the heavy lifting in terms of blocking advertising trackers, cookies, and ensuring that you are using encryption wherever possible.

In general, I would advise against using Chrome as Google in general makes a lot of its money from collecting data about you and sharing it with others.

  • Yeah, I have added those. Any other browser you suggest? Jul 10, 2021 at 5:06

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