By default, these settings are the best way to protect users by providing third party data about user behavior. Just as people do not usually read long privacy policies, they should also not be expected to change the settings to disable third party trackers on each site they visit. As Mozilla's production strategy Nick Nguyen writes on the Mozilla blog, "In the physical world, users would not expect hundreds of vendors to follow them from store to store, spy on the products they watch or buy. Users have the same expectations about online privacy, and yet in reality they are tracked where they go. "Trackers introduced by the site you visit remain in place.
Tracking not only spores you. Also lower load times for websites. Mozilla cites a study of ad blocker Ghostery, who found that 55% of the time required to load a website was used to download third party trackers. Without these trackers, websites will load faster, which will make the overall user experience better. Mozilla will test how much blocking drivers affect load times in September. If the access to tracker blockers reduces load time, it will roll out the same technology to the regular Firefox browser later this year. If you are interested in trying it now, you can download Firefox Nightly to see how the features work.
The new features will also protect users against misleading cookies that create invisible identification fingerprints based on the properties of the device you & # 39; Use without the user's knowledge and script as secretly my crypto curves on the user's devices without requesting permission. It does not mean you do not have the ability to give advertisers your data if you want: "Some sites will continue to have user data in exchange for content, but now they must ask for it, a positive change for people who up to now had no one idea of the value exchange they were asked to do, "writes Nguyen.
It's important that these changes will be integrated into the Firefox browser by default ̵
As more people become aware of how websites use data without their knowledge, the culture of privacy and data collection has begun to change, partly due to the work of organizations such as Mozilla and stricter privacy legislation. According to a recent report from the Reuters Institute, the number of cookies running in the background of your frequently used sites has already fallen significantly since the European Public Service DGPR came into Europe earlier this year.
Mozilla's announcement is not yet Another reason that 60% of you who read this on Chrome right now should trench it for Firefox. I did the switch earlier this year and I have never looked back.