The Firefox Nightly version has a new update that makes tracking protection easier to discover, and to use, which affords web users better safeguard for their privacy.

Mozilla is a major advocate for browser-side protection to block websites and advertisers from following web users online behavior, which tracking is especially useful for their ads targeting despite the fact that it invades the users privacy.

The new update to Firefox will let users to easily block tracking on site by site basis, instead of just using the former approach of clicking on the privacy icon on the left side of the address bar.

Formerly, the tracking protection mechanism was tucked away in a submenu, but with the new update, Mozilla makes it easily accessible from the three-line menu in the upper right of the browser.

And this is perhaps the browsers getting more supportive on the side of web users, even against its own developers by ignoring the programmers' code that want them to track users for ads targeting. Albeit, Firefox doesn't block all tracking websites by default, but just like Google's Chrome ad filtering and Safari's intelligent tracking protection, both of which perform selective blocking.

Other privacy feature in Firefox Nightly is the ability to clear cookies and other data a specific site has stored on your device. And just like the tracking protection, this option is also available in the three-line menu.

The new privacy features on Firefox Nightly, which is developers version of the browser, is expected to arrive in the mainstream Firefox by the end of September.

How Firefox browser makes it easier to find and use Tracking protection



The Firefox Nightly version has a new update that makes tracking protection easier to discover, and to use, which affords web users better safeguard for their privacy.

Mozilla is a major advocate for browser-side protection to block websites and advertisers from following web users online behavior, which tracking is especially useful for their ads targeting despite the fact that it invades the users privacy.

The new update to Firefox will let users to easily block tracking on site by site basis, instead of just using the former approach of clicking on the privacy icon on the left side of the address bar.

Formerly, the tracking protection mechanism was tucked away in a submenu, but with the new update, Mozilla makes it easily accessible from the three-line menu in the upper right of the browser.

And this is perhaps the browsers getting more supportive on the side of web users, even against its own developers by ignoring the programmers' code that want them to track users for ads targeting. Albeit, Firefox doesn't block all tracking websites by default, but just like Google's Chrome ad filtering and Safari's intelligent tracking protection, both of which perform selective blocking.

Other privacy feature in Firefox Nightly is the ability to clear cookies and other data a specific site has stored on your device. And just like the tracking protection, this option is also available in the three-line menu.

The new privacy features on Firefox Nightly, which is developers version of the browser, is expected to arrive in the mainstream Firefox by the end of September.

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  1. Also, Firefox Nightly now includes technology called DNS over HTTPS, which combination, DoH, prevents middlemen from knowing the internet servers you're trying to reach, thus stop them from sending you to a fake version of a website.

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