Posts Tagged ‘tracking protection’

Firefox 43: Tracking Protection with Blocklist Selection

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Tracking protection is a handy feature for privacy’s sake, but in many cases it can also cut the time required to load some web pages.

Firefox 42 Stable, which will be released on November 3, 2015 if the schedule holds, will ship with Tracking Protection, a new feature enabled in Firefox’s private browsing mode to improve a user’s privacy while using the mode. The feature blocks certain connections from being made to limit the exposure to tracking on the Internet. This works similar to how blocking extensions and programs

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Firefox Tracking Protection Decreases Page Load Times by 44%

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Improved privacy is definitely a good thing … but faster page load times are even better.

Mozilla launched Tracking Protection, a new feature to block trackers on the web automatically, in Firefox Nightly back in November 2014. The feature, turned off by default, needs to be enabled before it becomes available in the browser. To do so, load about:config in the browser’s address bar and hit enter, and confirm that you will be careful. Search for privacy.trackingprotection.enabled and double-click the preference to set it to true to enable it in the browser.

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Firefox 39: Tracking Protection for Private Browsing Mode

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Keep in mind that at present, this feature is only available in the nightly versions of Firefox, but it does seem to be a step in the right direction.

Mozilla has been working on a privacy feature called Tracking Protection for some time now. The feature is currently only available in Nightly versions of the desktop version of the web browser and there only after activation. The feature landed in Firefox for Android too but has not found its way to the stable version of the mobile browser yet as well.

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Tracking Protection Lands in Firefox Nightly for Android

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Regardless of privacy and security issues, it’s always struck me as annoying and creepy when web sites continually track user online activity. Nobody likes nosy folks who are always prying into other peoples’ business.

Mozilla added the new tracking protection feature to Firefox Nightly for Windows, Linux and Mac systems in November 2014. The feature uses block lists of domains and sites that are known to track users. When enabled, communication is blocked to those servers on the Internet to improve user privacy.

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Mozilla Launches Tracking Protection Feature in Firefox Nightly

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Even though these capabilities have been available via add-ons for a while now, this is still a step in the right direction for privacy advocates …

Advertising and marketing companies use tracking to learn more about users that visit properties on the Internet that their services run on. Knowing more about users increases the profitability of advertisement which is the core reason why tracking is used so widely these days. Do Not Track was a first attempt to give control back to users but the main problem with the feature is that it is not mandatory.

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Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection Lists

Monday, February 14th, 2011

If you don’t enjoy being “cyber-stalked” by the web sites you visit, you might find this to be a useful tip …

Tracking protection is a new security and privacy feature that Microsoft has integrated into the release candidate of Internet Explorer 9. It will be available in the release version of the browser as well.

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Microsoft Introduces Internet Explorer 9 Tracking Protection

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

If this actually works, it’s a great idea … in fact, it’s great enough to make IE my preferred browser again.

Consumer Privacy made it in the news big time recently in the United States with the FTC’s (Federal Trade Commission) report on online consumer privacy. Microsoft, secretly until now, has been working on a feature called Tracking Protection for some time that they plan to ship with the release candidate and final version of the Internet browser Internet Explorer 9. What are the main features of tracking protection according to Microsoft?

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