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Firefox 69 has dropped and it will block tracking cookies and cryptomining scripts by default

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Sep 2019, 10:47am

Firefox 69 has dropped and it will block tracking cookies and cryptomining scripts by default

(Image source: Mozilla)

Mozilla has just announced that the latest version of Firefox — Firefox 69 — is now available for download on desktop and Android.

Firefox 69's headline feature is something called Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP). ETP is enabled by default and will actively block known third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining scripts.

Mozilla said:

Enhanced Tracking Protection works behind-the-scenes to keep a company from forming a profile of you based on their tracking of your browsing behavior across websites — often without your knowledge or consent. Those profiles and the information they contain may then be sold and used for purposes you never knew or intended.

To know if ETP is working, simply look out for the shield logo in the address bar.

In addition to ETP, Firefox 69 also has a Block Autoplay feature that prevents video from playing automatically.

Windows 10 users will also see performance and UI improvements while Mac users will also see UI improvements and bettery battery life.

You can download Firefox 69 here.

 

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