Firefox 70 Released With Social Tracking Protection
Mozilla launched Firefox 70 on the stable channel on Tuesday, with a host of important new features related to privacy and security. The most important change in the new version is that Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP) is enabled by default on all platforms, providing privacy protection to all users. Firefox 70 also includes more security protections from Firefox Lock wise, the Mozilla digital identity and password management tool.
According to the official Mozilla changelog, the Enhanced Tracking Protection tool in Firefox 70 includes social tracking protection, which blocks cross-site tracking cookies from sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There is also a Privacy Protection report that shows a detailed overview of the crawlers that Firefox has blocked. It also reduces energy use in macOS with Core Animations and provides consolidated Monitor and Lockwise reports.
According to Mozilla, Lockwise for desktop allows “users to create, update and delete their logins and passwords to synchronize them on all their devices, including Lockwise mobile applications and Firefox mobile browsers.” Firefox Monitor now also includes Integrated Default Alerts, which notifies users when saved logins and passwords are compromised in online data breaches. It also generates complex passwords to help users create and save secure passwords for new online accounts.