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Firefox Updates to Enhance Security Protection Against Online Tracking

Mozilla is trying to deal with the situation that when you think about pet food, you immediately starts to see targeted pet food advertisements-the latest Firefox update introduces anti-tracking steps to prevent websites from watching you when you move from certain apps to certain pages. That comes one year after the last major update from Firefox, Quantum, which brought more power, and also an earlier version of tracking security.

Firefox’s most recent version, 63, will provide the latest Enhanced Tracking Security that meets the requirements of users seeking privacy. Users will have choices to block cookies and prohibit access to storage from external trackers directly with this update. Under Preferences, all cookies can be selected to be blocked, however, this may cause websites to load incorrectly.

The Mozilla team has seen more users switching to tracking security since it launched Firefox Quantum. It is not set as „ON“ automatically and cannot be switched to private browsing except when users sign in and turn it on. However, why did Mozilla not allow tracking security from the beginning as default? Okay, it turns out that it can lead to many website errors. To make sure the pages can be loaded properly, Mozilla has to go and fix bugs. So Mozilla does not want to unblock websites block all cookies, except for those intrusive third party users through websites.

There is also the problem that smaller websites and content creators do not want to be damaged by blocking all ads. Mozilla does not reject advertising as a means to generate revenue. Yet digital monitoring is too invasive. This new enhanced tracking protection will allow your sites to still earn ad revenue while not being monitored.

Mozilla has been at the forefront of providing users with more tools to avoid monitoring. Mozilla announced earlier this month that it would team up with ProtonVPN to test a new, $10-per-month private virtual network service. The Free Firefox Monitor is also available, a service that can inform you if your passwords are compromised.

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