Firefox announces enhanced tracking protection

News by Robert Abel

Firefox will also prevent third party trackers from tracking users on sites that have embedded Facebook abilities

Mozilla has turned on Enhanced Tracking Protection on Firefox, blocking cookies from third-party trackers by default, according to a blog post on 4 June. 

It has also updated its Facebook Container extension, launched a Firefox desktop extension for its rebranded Lockwise password keeper, and improvevd Firefox Monitor with a dashboard for multiple email addresses.

"For new users who install and download Firefox for the first time, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be set on by default as part of the ‘Standard’ setting in the browser and will block known 'third-party tracking cookies' according to the Disconnect list," researchers said in the post.

Current users can also activate the feature on Firefox by clicking on the menu icon marked by three horizontal lines at the top right of the browser, go to Content Blocking, go to privacy preferences, and click on the custom option on the right side, mark the Cookies checkbox and make sure that "All Third-party trackers" is selected.

In addition, Firefox will also prevent third party trackers from tracking users on sites that have embedded Facebook abilities.

Mozilla also released new product features to assist in password management and to monitor email addresses in data breaches. 

This article was originally published on SC Media US.

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