Today, we are giving you more control over how your data is shared in Firefox by letting you block additional trackers in Private Browsing with Tracking Protection.
We recently introduced Private Browsing with Tracking Protection to give you control over the data that third parties receive from you online. The list of trackers blocked by Tracking Protection in Private Browsing is based on the blocklist provided by our partner Disconnect. A basic protection list is on by default in Private Browsing with Tracking Protection and it shields against many ad, analytics and social trackers. If you want increased protection from tracking, Firefox now allows you to choose a ‘strict’ protection blocklist which will block additional content trackers such as those often found in video, photo and embeddable content. Choosing this list comes with a tradeoff because Disconnect has received reports from users of some sites not working properly and in some cases being unusable, when this ‘strict’ list is used.
We are continuing to experiment and get feedback on ways to improve Tracking Protection through tests in our Nightly release channel.
Today we are also releasing Firefox 64-bit for Windows to offer gains in performance for users with 64-bit systems. We’re pleased to offer it to users of Windows 7 and above looking for added performance for applications and games.
- Download Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux
- Release Notes for Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux
- Download Firefox for Android
- Release Notes for Firefox for Android
- To read more about Firefox 64-bit for Windows in English, please visit here
- To install Firefox 64-bit for Windows go to the Firefox All Systems