#Firefox’s Version 69 Blocks Third-party #Trackers By Default For Everyone; #Browser #Privacy

New York (The Verge) — Firefox’s latest version blocks third-party trackers by default for everyone theverge.com/2019/9/3/20848….

You’ve had the ability since October, and in June they made it official, but it’s only today that Mozilla’s Firefox web browser will protect your privacy by blocking third-party tracking software for all its users by default — theoretically keeping companies from keeping tabs on your online activity and potentially selling it to their clients.

That’s because with Firefox version 69, Mozilla just flipped the switch to turn on its Enhanced Tracking Protection for all users, instead of just new users (as it did in June) or making you opt-in if you want to try it (as it did last October).

“Currently over 20% of Firefox users have Enhanced Tracking Protection on. With today’s release, we expect to provide protection for 100% of ours users by default,” reads the company’s Tuesday blog post. Sean Hollister/@verge

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