Now, Firefox 70 shows who's tracking you: Here's howLast updated on Oct 24, 2019, 02:02 pm
Continuing its push for privacy, Mozilla has released Firefox 70, the latest version of its browser for desktop.
The program builds on the Enhanced Tracking Protection feature introduced last month and shows how many tools and trackers are being blocked from mining your personal information.
So, basically, it gives you the ability to track the trackers tracking you!
Here's all about it.
Enhanced Tracking Protection for automatic tracker blocking
Back in September, Mozilla enabled Enhanced Tracking Protection by default in Firefox.
The move came as part of an effort to create a more private web for users by blocking third-party trackers, cookies, crypto-miners, and tools that track personal information from the browsing habit of the user.
The data is usually used for serving a personalized experience on the website as well as ads.
Now, Firefox shows how many trackers have been blocked
Since roll-out, Mozilla says, Enhanced Tracking Protection system has blocked over 450 billion trackers.
The figure is staggering, which is why the corporation has come up with a way to show how you're being protected - a Privacy Protections report.
It shows how many social media trackers, crypto miners, and other third-party trackers have been blocked by the tracking protection tool during your browsing.
How you can access this report?
The Privacy Protection report not only shows how many trackers have been blocked on the site you've opened but also a detailed report of the items blocked since you started using the feature.
To access site report with tracker list, head over to the shield icon appearing on the address bar.
Meanwhile, for full report, click on the hamburger menu and then 'Privacy Protections'.
Password generator also integrated with Firefox
In addition to this, Mozilla is also integrating a password generator into Lockwise, the password management tool it has been offering with Firefox.
It will suggest a unique password whenever you sign up on an online service. The same capability has also been integrated with Firefox Monitor, which alerts whenever your email gets compromised in a breach.