Mozilla Firefox has introduced some great updates which offer advanced privacy to the users while browsing online. The set of privacy tools administered by Firefox helps in the protection of your data while you browse through various sites.
The privacy protection had been there as default in the Firefox previously. This Enhanced Tracking Protection, introduced by Mozilla in July 2019, became a default option by September. Reliable sources quote that, by the introduction of this new feature, Firefox had blocked over 450 billion third-party sites, cookies and other tracking activities.
Now, with the launch of Mozilla Firefox 70, users are going to get a clear idea of the numerous third-party sites and cookies. It gives an insight into the trackers that follow you around and track all your online activities, every time you browse through the web.
By default, Firefox has an enhanced privacy set-up in ‘Standard Mode’. The users can change it to the ‘Strict Mode’. In the Strict Mode, some sites may break down because of the tight-knit user data protection that this mode offers.
What all does this Advanced Privacy Protection in Mozilla Firefox 70 do?
Well, to be short, the new update provides brief information to users about the number of sites and cookies blocked by Firefox to prevent loss of user information. It gives a complete report of the tracking sites and third-party apps which tried to access your information but got blocked from the attempt.
Firefox lets you handle data breaches in a flash. It gives you updates on insecure passwords and allows rectifying your security breaches. With Firefox Lockwise, you can handle synced accounts, passwords and logins, under a single platform.
Where to find your Firefox Privacy Reports?
This new and advanced privacy feature is on Firefox 70. So make sure you have this latest version to end your privacy concerns and take online security to a notch higher.
You can find a shield icon over the top left corner of the address bar, which is the Privacy option. If you click on the “Blocked” option, you can find a label to see an exact list of trackers, cookies and other sites that are blocked by Firefox. The third-party sites on that web page can be identified and managed through these settings.
When we move towards the bottom part of the web page, there are Protection Settings to regulate how Firefox protects you from un-identified tracking. As the last in the line, Show Report option. If you click on it, you can view the daily report of trackers Firefox has blocked.
If the shield icon on the address bar appears to be grey in color, then there aren’t any detected sites which are blocked by Firefox in the visited web page. The shield icon will appear in purple-blue if it identifies and blocks any cookies or third-parties trying to access your information through the site you currently browse.
Mozilla is giving greater importance to user security with the launch of new versions. This advanced privacy security will benefit in numerous ways. It helps from minor troubles like escaping from preference-based ads which keep following you to any sites you visit, to un-authorized usage of your personal data. Let’s thank Mozilla for putting user security as a priority.