The latest Firefox Browser Shows Who is Tracking You Online


Because Firefox cares about privacy, you can now use Firefox's new privacy-reporting tool to see which trackers, cookies, and fingerprints are monitoring you on the web. If you are serious about protecting your data online, Firefox and its collection of privacy tools can protect your personal information as you surf websites.

The new Mozilla's Firefox web browser for MacOS and Windows will now shield you from trackers that collect your browser history and cross-site tracking cookies that track you from one site to another. This is how ads follow you about, how crypto miners secretly use your device's resources to mine. And how Cryptocurrency and fingerprinters uniquely identify you based on your device, settings, and apps.

However, much of the work done by Firefox on your privacy's is done in the background. Therefore, to emphasize the length that sites track you online, Firefox now comes with a privacy report that gives you a real-time view of how often websites are trying to collect information about you without your permission. The following is how to use the new Firefox Privacy Protection Report.

The report shows the tracking tools, cookies, fingerprints and cryptominers Firefox is protecting against.

1. Make sure you are using Firefox 70. If you don’t have it you can download it here.

2. Click the Shield over on the Left in the address bar. The shield will be purple-blue if Firefox is blocking anything and dark gray if it doesn't detect trackers on the page.

3. In the "Blocked" space, click a label to see the exact cookies, trackers and other items Firefox has blocked and which web page is tracking you.

4. At the bottom, click on “Protection Settings” to manage how Firefox protects you.

5. Then, at the bottom, click "Show Report" to see a daily report on trackers that Firefox has blocked.

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