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Firefox’s new SmartBlock makes private browsing less of a headache

Firefox 87 just dropped with a killer new feature for privacy buffs: SmartBlock for private browsing.Mozilla’s browser has been pushing hard on pro-privacy features recently in a bid to differentiate itself from Google’s juggernaut Chrome. Along those lines, Firefox offers a Tracking Protection tool for its Private Browsing and Strict Traction Protection Modes that “automatically…

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Firefox’s new SmartBlock makes private browsing less of a headache

Firefox 87 just dropped with a killer new feature for privacy buffs: SmartBlock for private browsing.Mozilla’s browser has been pushing hard on pro-privacy features recently in a bid to differentiate itself from Google’s juggernaut Chrome. Along those lines, Firefox offers a Tracking Protection tool for its Private Browsing and Strict Traction Protection Modes that “automatically blocks third-party scripts, images, and other content from being loaded.” Blocking those scripts prevents users from being tracked across sites—but it can sometimes result in websites rendering slowly or incorrectly.To read this article in full, please click here
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