So Firefox are about rolling out a new feature that gonna prevent sites from getting “fingerprint” of you browsing and even locate you.
For those who have no idea about what the term fingerprinting is all about let me enlightene you a bit. So fingerprinting is the process whereby sites and online advertisers track you based on aggregating and analysing numerous tiny details of your system’s configuration.
When i say your system configurations i mean your operating system, system fonts and even your screen size.📺 Take note that even with your tracking off, this services mentioned above can be used to collect tiny data which is used to build a unique fingerprint which is gonna be used to track you.👀
Firefox is reported to not be the only one who’s blocking such kind of tracking. Apple at the WWDC 2018 announced it plans to build anti-fingerprinting tracking into its Safari browser.
The new Firefox feature is said to be made available in it version 68 and Beta builds in version 67, both of which are said to be disabled at the moment by default.
For now, in order to turn them on, you should head into the “Privacy & Security” tab of the Preferences menu, select the “Custom” section within “Content Blocking,” and tick the boxes next to the “Cryptominers” and “Fingerprinters” options.
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