Mozilla has just announced a new update for its Firefox browser, and this one comes with a blocker for third-party trackers.Firefox 63 will come with Enhanced Tracking Protection, the latest feature in a string of security-focused updates by Mozilla. Just a few days ago, the company announced it will be offering ProtonVPN through Firefox, to all users who connect via an unsecured, public WiFi.Also, Firefox will soon block ad-tracking software by default.Users that install Firefox 63 will have the new feature turned off, by default. Those that want to block third-party tracking cookies, or want to block all trackers, will be able to do so in the browser’s settings. However, Firefox also allows users to create exceptions, which will probably be useful, not to mention life-saving for smaller websites that rely heavily on third-party tools.Besides the privacy update, the latest Firefox patch also comes with an updated New Tab page, which now pins users’ top sites. Firefox users … [Read more...] about Latest Firefox update blocks third-party trackers
Video: Mozilla tests Have I Been Pwned in Firefox.Following the Firefox Quantum reboot to compete with Google Chrome, non-profit Mozilla has launched an experimental version of its browser with a new web-discovery and recommender feature called Advance. Advance is part of Mozilla's plan to win back users and capitalize on the privacy concerns some people have about internet giants that have too much control over the web. As a Mozilla product manager announcing Advance notes, Silicon Valley companies design products to "build addiction" to boost ad clicks. So, while algorithm-based personalization of the web can be helpful, it comes at the expense of some company gaining a detailed picture of your interests to shape your social-media feed. Its answer is Advance, available through the Firefox Test Pilot platform, a part of Firefox that Mozilla uses to test concepts it intends to ship in general release. You'll need to download Firefox Test Pilot and, via the Test Pilot icon, … [Read more...] about Mozilla’s latest Firefox test: Can this new tool really tell where you should go next?
Mozilla on Tuesday released Firefox 59 for Windows, macOS and Linux, continuing the trend of pushing performance improvements begun late last year.Firefox, which can be downloaded from here, updates in the background, so most users need only relaunch the browser to get the latest version. To manually update, pull up the menu under the three horizontal bars at the upper right, then click the help icon (the question mark within a circle). Choose "About Firefox." The resulting page shows that the browser is either up to date or details the updating process.Mozilla usually updates Firefox every six to eight weeks; the last time it upgraded the browser, to version 58, was Jan. 23, or seven weeks ago.Pages load faster after cache changesFirefox 59 stayed on Mozilla's 2017 theme train - more speed - that debuted with November's launch of the first named edition, tagged as "Quantum," with claims of faster load times for the content on the browser's Home page. That content ranges from a series … [Read more...] about What’s in the latest Firefox update? New tab page customization
Mozilla announced today it had released a new version of its Firefox browser for iOS devices. The updated browser comes with many new features and improvements, but these are just a taste of what's to come later this fall.All the enhancements announced today are supposed to set the stage for Mozilla's Project Quantum, the company's effort to develop the next-generation web engine and offer significant improvements to all users by the end of 2017.Among the highlights of the latest Firefox release, we should mention the new Night Mode which dims the brightness of the display and eases the strain on the eyes. Also, a new QR code reader is now available in the browser, which means you won't have to download a third-party app just for that.The tab experience has been polished even further to enhance users' mobile browsing experience. In addition, Mozilla included yMail as one of the supported email clients. If you use Firefox Logins to sync passwords, then you'll be pleased to know that the … [Read more...] about Firefox 8.0 for iOS released with tons of new features: night mode, QR code scanner, more