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The latest Firefox browser shows who you are following, because we now all care about privacy



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If you want to protect your information online, Firefox and the collection of privacy tools can monitor your personal information while you visit websites.

By default, Mozilla & # 39; s Firefox web browser for Windows and MacOS now protects you against trackers that collect your browsing history, cross-site tracking cookies that track you from site to site (and how advertisements follow you), cryptominers that use secretly source your device's resources to mine cryptocurrency and fingerprint machines that uniquely identify you based on your device, settings, and apps.

But much of the work that Firefox does on behalf of your privacy is done in the background, so a light shines on how long sites are going to follow you online, Firefox now has a privacy report that gives you a real-time insight into how often websites have information you try to collect without your permission. Here you can read how to use the new Firefox privacy protection report.

How to use Firefox's privacy report

The report shows you the trackers, cookies, fingerprinters and cryptominers that Firefox protects against.

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. Make sure you use Firefox 70 (you can download it if you don't have it).

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2. Click in the address bar on the shield on the left. (The shield will be dark gray if Firefox does not detect any trackers on the page and a purple blue if it blocks something.)

3. In the "Blocked" area, tap a label to see exactly which trackers , cookies and other items Firefox on that webpage has blocked you from following you.

4. Tap Security Settings at the bottom to manage how Firefox protects you.

5. Then tap View Report at the very bottom to view a daily report of trackers that Firefox has blocked.

Consult our guide in the Mozilla browser for more information about Firefox and privacy. And for even more information about privacy, see our guide to the definitive termination of robocalls.


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