Mozilla Firefox now features Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, Android version downloadable today

Mozilla Firefox now features Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, Android version downloadable today
Mozilla today updated Firefox with a new feature that makes private browsing even more private. Mozilla is calling the new feature Private Browsing with Tracking Protection, mentioning that this "blocks parts of Web pages that may track your browsing activity."

At the moment, no other popular browser is offering a similar feature (for example, Google Chrome's Incognito mode clears your browsing history, cookies, and search history after you close a page, but does not block trackers that may collect information from you when you visit websites).

Private Browsing with Tracking Protection is available on Firefox for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux. In case you don't need Tracking Protection, the feature can be turned off from Settings -> Privacy. You can get the newest version of Firefox for Android via Google Play (see the first source link below) - the download is free, of course.

Later this year, Mozilla plans to launch a Firefox app for iOS, which will almost certainly include Tracking Protection. Have you used Firefox until now on your smartphone? If not, will the new privacy feature make you want to use it?


sources: Google Play, Mozilla

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5 Comments

1. JMcNulty

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

For some reason the android firefox team rarley includes update changes in the play store. I have a decent amount of trust in mozzila but I'd still prepher to know what's in the change log. Looking at the reviews on the play store at least I know I'm not the only one.

3. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Agreed. I find this is a problem with many developers now. I never update an app unless I know what I'm getting.

4. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Agreed There's another pretty cool feature where you can set it to open external links in the background, sort of like Link Bubble and Flynx

2. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Will this stop intrusive ads and ad redirects?

5. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

No such thing as private browsing now after the UK government passed a law that ISPs have to store information on all browsing history for everyone for 12 months.

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