Privacy has started to become a highly commented matter in the media these last few weeks, as cyber-flashing starts to become popular in UK, privacy thefts are already widespread among individuals, privacy abuse reports are increasing in numbers and last but not least, users become increasingly aware of the danger they expose themselves to, reconsidering the value of privacy.
Presently, Firefox is taking private browsing to a whole new level of protection with a new function they are currently testing out. According to the new updates, Mozilla is designed to block all online services that could track one while they’re privately surfing the web.
The new experimental feature will be available in the Firefox Developer Edition for Windows, Linux and Mac, as well as the Firefox Aurora channel on Android.
Compatibility mode will still be present and correct in Windows 10, so that can be tried out too, on the new software platform. The new features offer users full control over security and privacy within the Control Center, which will allow the web consumer to change settings from a single central place.
The new approach on privacy Mozilla is trying out is highly beneficial, as even when users are in the private browsing mode, online services can still track one through special hacking techniques such as fingerprinting, even when they don’t have access to all of the cookies on the machine. Hacking techniques are becoming better and faster and stronger, while users suffer from lack of protection from browsers, operating systems and devices as a whole.
Mozilla is in the early steps of experimenting with a Firefox new Private Browsing feature set to provide improved browsing privacy, by blocking analytic companies and ad networks from tracking users’ surfing behaviors in the infinite world of the internet.
The upgrading efforts are not perfect yet, as Mozilla suggests that pre-beta testers who want to try out the private browsing enhancements could encounter sites that look broken because of tracking elements that are blocked. Elements include analytics, content, social media and a list of other services that are programed to collect data without one’s knowledge. Mozilla Firefox takes privacy seriously and tries to meet users’ needs in order to make browsing more secure.
Privacy enhancements from Mozilla don’t end here, as officials have also announced a process to verify that installed Firefox Add-ons satisfy safety guidelines and criteria.
Mozilla upgrades its privacy browser settings as the company has been harassed by a hack that steals computer files from the site’s visitors. Large sums of money can be made on the back of privacy thefts and it seems that no platform of software is safe enough to ensure optimum privacy levels for users. Let’s hope that Mozilla will be among the first ones to change the state of facts.
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