Firefox on Fire, Blocks Third party Cookies by Default

Firefox 69 is here, and will cover your online footprints without a trace

As promised, today's release of Firefox (version 69) will switch on Enhanced Tracking Protection by default, meaning no third-party tracking cookies and no crypto mining, right out of the box. Protecting users' privacy beyond tracking Cookies, since they are not the only entities that follow you around on the web, trying to use what's yours without your knowledge or consent.

"Currently over 20% of Firefox users have Enhanced Tracking Protection on".

As mentioned in the sub headline and intro to today's story, new users will benefit from Enhanced Tracking Protection being automatically turned on by default in Firefox 69.

THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION has announced a new version of its flagship Firefox browser which will lock down privacy settings by default.

A third-party cookie is set by a website other than the one you're now on, allowing them to offer features like blogs having comment system that works with Facebook account. The lists are compiled by Disconnect, a US-based software maker known for its content-filtering, tracker-blocking browser plugins.

Firefox 69 has additional improvements such as the ability to block all auto-play videos. On sites where it is activated, you'll see a shield icon in the address bar. This is activated by certain scripts on compromised websites and it all happens in the background. Additionally, it will also be blocking cryptominers by default so that hackers won't be able to make money off your CPU cycles and battery life.

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For anyone who wants to stick with stable builds of Mozilla's web browser, it is looking as though you'll have to wait for Firefox 70 to be released, and this is expected to appear towards the end of October.

- The optional strict setting blocks fingerprinters as well as the items blocked in the standard setting.

If you haven't yet, download Firefox 69 for your desktop now from the official Firefox.com website.

The Block Autoplay feature is enhanced to give users the option to block any video that automatically starts playing, not just those that automatically play with sound.

Finder on macOS will display download progress for files being downloaded.

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