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Firefox now blocks third-party tracking cookies, cryptomining scripts by default

September 4, 2019

It took a lot of testing and tweaking, but Mozilla’s Firefox browser is finally being delivered with Enhanced Tracking Protection and a web-based cryptomining blocking feature on by default.

The changes

“Enhanced Tracking Protection works behind-the-scenes to keep a company from forming a profile of you based on their tracking of your browsing behavior across websites — often without your knowledge or consent. Those profiles and the information they contain may then be sold and used for purposes you never knew or intended,” Marissa Wood, Firefox’s vice president of product management, explained.

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