Sunday August 16, 2015

Firefox Gets Truly Private Browsing Mode

Mozilla is beta testing a new Private Browsing feature in Firefox that blocks non-local methods of tracking your behavior online. Traditional "incognito" modes merely prevent things like history or cookies from being recorded, but you are still tracked by website analytics, which Mozilla’s new feature will try to block.

Firefox's current system, for instance, does not save any evidence of what sites you looked at on your local machine, but there's still a third-party record on the sites themselves. The new Private Browsing feature Mozilla is testing, however, actively blocks various components of those sites that could track behavior.

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