November 16, 2023
When we introduced the Privacy Party beta for Chrome at the end of September, we got one question more than any other: when are you bringing this to Firefox?
Great news! The answer is today.
The Privacy Party Firefox add-on allows you to find and fix privacy risks on LinkedIn, Instagram, Venmo, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter).
Based on its initial scan, Privacy Party will guide you through a series of expert recommendations for how to update your accounts to protect your sensitive information, providing context on potential threats. You can choose to opt out of any recommendations that don’t make sense for the risks you are worried about. Once you’ve decided if you’d like to follow a recommendation, the add-on will make updates directly on your behalf with a single click.
Here’s how to get set up.
First, visit the Firefox extension store.
You can find the Privacy Party listing here. The first thing you need to do is click “Add to Firefox”. You'll see a box in the top right corner that lets you know that the extension can send you notifications and access your tabs. Go ahead and click "Add".
Next, click “allow site permissions”
Then allow additional permissions
In the top right corner, you’ll see a modal that lists additional permissions that Privacy Party needs in order to help assess your privacy risk and make updates to protect your accounts. Click allow to proceed. If you don’t click allow, Privacy Party won’t work.
From here, you can start your first playbook! We recommend Venmo, if you’ve got it. It’s a quick introduction to how Privacy Party works, and helps protect how you spend your money—and with whom.
Privacy is a group project. If you’re cautious and thoughtful about your personal information, but your loved ones aren’t, you may be more at risk. Take a second to identify a friend or loved one who could benefit from a quick audit of their social accounts (there’s always at least one), and please consider sending them Privacy Party. We’d love to worry about their privacy so they (and you!) don’t have to.