Mozilla Firefox now blocks websites, advertisers from tracking you

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Mozilla Firefox now blocks websites, advertisers from tracking you



After more than a year ratcheting up its privacy protections, Firefox now blocks website cookies that can let advertisers and publishers track you across the web.

The moves mark an effort by browser makers to become more assertive even when it means overruling the instructions coded into websites. Years ago, advertising technology companies were instrumental in shooting down a technology called Do Not Track that could have offered consumers a way to explicitly tell websites they didn't want their web behavior monitored, but now browser makers are moving ahead on their own.

Newly installed versions of Firefox will block trackers by default, Mozilla said. If you already have it installed, Firefox will enable blocking in the coming months automatically. You can disable the feature and opt for different levels of blocking. Blocking can sometimes cause problems with websites.

Source and more: https://www.cnet.com/news/mozilla-firefox-now-blocks-websites-advertisers-from-tracking-you/
 
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