Mozilla says Enhanced Tracking Protection feature in Firefox browsers has blocked more than 450 billion tracking requests since July.
Mozilla has just made a massive move in the web browser space, as it is in a hotly contested competition with Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge browsers and Vivaldi. Mozilla has released Firefox 70, and it is all about privacy and frugality. The most interesting bit is that it lets you track online trackers who have been attempting to track you. The tables have turned, quite clearly. And that isn’t the only thing Firefox 70 is all about. The new Firefox 70 is available for download for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS platforms.
Firefox is also blocking as many as 10 billion trackers every day, says Mozilla. The new Firefox 70 will also have a personalised privacy protection report for you based on your settings, web browsing activity, the trackers that were blocked, possible data breaches of your saved logins on online services and enhanced tracking protection.
Firefox 70 also gets a new password manager, called Lockwise. During the test phase, it was called Lockbox, and this links to your Mozilla account to secure the login credentials for the web services you use, and syncs them across the Firefox browsers you may be using on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS.
Mozilla has also made changes under the hood which make it more frugal to run as well. The new reduced power consumption stats include 37 percent lesser resource usage when playing a video on a web page, and page load speeds are increased by as much as 22 percent.