As one of the first steps forward, Mozilla Firefox is pushing a new build to its developers that will not only help users in private surfing, but will also enable anti-tracking for the websites you frequent. All of these browsers, so far, were only providing a way to hide your surfing data only on the computer, but the site you were visiting still knew the type of OS you were using, location along with a few other private details.
MOZILLA FIREFOX BELIEVES IN PRIVACY ON THE INTERNET
Mozilla Firefox has always been one to stand up for privacy and freedom of speech on the Internet, and this new feature is a reiteration of those standards. As per details from the latest pre-BETA build, Firefox will be disconnecting you from the services that are used for tracking, which in some cases causes the breaking of the website. To solve this problem, Mozilla has provided an option to enable some of the trackers that will help a website identify and verify your identity. After clicking the “shield” icon, a drop down menu will appear with information about the website SSL and an option to disable the protection with “Disable Protection” at the bottom.
MAJORITY OF WEBSITES AREN’T EXPECTED TO CRASH
The vast majority of the websites are expected to run smoothly with this new function, but for those websites that don’t, a user can disable the tracking in the private window described above. Without doubt, this will only help you further hide your information from different people using your computer, but it will also restrict websites’s access to info regarding your location, and the type of device you are using to access the site.
THIS CAN BE DONE WITH FIREFOX BROWSING MODE TOO
Aside from this, protection from tracking can be enabled in the standard browsing mode as well, and this is a good thing. Certain changes will have to be made in the Firefox configuration that can help you do this. Mozilla Firefox is asking all of the plugin developers to agree to these changes so as to maximize utility across the broadest spectrum of software developers.
This build is currently available on the Aurora channel and can be downloaded for the Android and other computer platforms. This is a very good feature, so Firefox users are giving it a shot.