01 Sep Firefox to Block Trackers by Default
Mozilla announced last Thursday that a tracker-blocking feature will soon be turned on by default on Firefox. Additionally, the browser will also allow users to control what information they share with websites.
Firefox’s Tracking Protection, which was introduced in 2015, blocks website elements such as ads, analytics trackers, and social share buttons, but is only enabled in Firefox 42’s private browsing mode.
Mozilla says that the feature should improve site loading speeds, remove cross-site trackers that monitor user activity, and mitigate other harmful practices such as user fingerprinting.