Firefox 67 - A privacy leader?
In August of 2018, Mozilla announced that Firefox would block trackers by default. This is currently an ongoing process.
Having already pushed Firefox 63 and the Enhanced Tracking Protection and Firefox 65 and its Content Blocking controls. Firefox is continuing to up its game on their privacy, letting users choose the level of privacy protection they want.
With Firefox 67 having just been released May of this month, it is now tackling crypto mining, which uses CPU to generate crypto mining for someone else, which builds a digital fingerprint that tracks across the web. Mozilla has been testing out options on how to block crypto mining and fingerprinting and now they are ready.
With Firefox 67 giving the users the ability to protect themselves from crypto mining and/or fingerprinting. With a few clicks, users can select their privacy preferences accordingly. Firefox also introducing two new features to their private browsing: saving passwords and support for add-ons/extensions with Firefox playing catch up. This means users don’t have to type in passwords each time they visit a site. Registering and saving passwords works just the same as in the normal mode.
The latter lets you enable or disable extensions in the Private browsing when installing an extension, Firefox will ask you if it should be allowed to run in Private Browsing (the default is Don’t Allow). For extension that has already been installed, go to the Add-ons menu to enable or disable them for private browsing.
Makes me wonder, with both Firefox and Chrome now offering this feature, will new e-privacy law stipulate blocking of cookies and tracking at the browser level.