Firefox Privacy Protections Let You Track the Trackers

MakeUseOf | 10/22/2019 | Dave Parrack
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With the release of Firefox 70, Mozilla’s web browser now lets you track the trackers. Every user can view their own personalized Privacy Protections report showing them how many third-party trackers Firefox has blocked. Plus more besides.

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In June 2019, Mozilla launched a new feature called Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP). This blocks third-party trackers by default for all users. In a nutshell, if a tracker is on the list maintained by Disconnect, Firefox will block it by default.

Firefox will now block third-party trackers by default. This is thanks to a new feature called Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP).

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Now, Mozilla is offering users more information related to these online trackers. All users can view a Privacy Protections report showing you how many trackers Firefox has stopped, as well as fingerprinters and cryptominers. And it can make for scary reading.

Mozilla details its new Privacy Protections reports in a post on The Mozilla Blog. The headline being that since July 2 Mozilla has “blocked more than 450 billion tracking requests that attempt to follow you around the web.”

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While that number is impressive, it’s too large to mean anything...
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