Firefox To Make Private Browsing Even More Secure
November 27, 2015
Internet security is a big issue. Even with private modes in browsers, such as the incognito mode in Chrome, there still remains a chance that some of your activity is vulnerable to being tracked. Firefox aims to bring a stop to that by rolling out a new feature in its browser update where it gives users more control over the data they choose to share with third parties online.
In a statement Mozilla said “With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private Browsing we are leading the industry by giving you control over the data that third parties receive from you online. No other browser’s Private Browsing mode protects you the way Firefox does—not Chrome, not Safari, not Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer,”
Firefox, which has been a long time supporter of initiatives such as ‘Do Not Track,’ is claiming to be the only player out there that will enable you to browse securely.
The feature that has begun rolling out today will be available across the Window, Mac, Linux and Android platforms. The company also states that this feature will automatically block ads, analytics trackers and social share buttons which could essentially be tracking your activity on these sites with you being completely unaware of it.
Aside from the Tracking Protection, Firefox will also introduce a new Control Center to help keep all the site security and privacy controls in one place. You can use the Control Center to turn on or turn off tracking protections depending on which sites you are visiting.