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Firefox's Quantum update will block websites from tracking you 24/7



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Mozilla‘s speedy Firefox Quantum browser hit the ground running when it rolled out in November

On Tuesday, Mozilla released an update to the browser, called Firefox 58. Its most significant feature: 24/7 tracking protection.  

The Firefox browser was one of the first to introduce tracking protection in 2015. The feature, when enabled, aggressively blocked ads, analytics trackers, and social share buttons that record user behavior on websites. 

Previously, you needed to be using Private Browsing (Firefox’s equivalent of Chrome’s Incognito Windows) to enable Tracking Protection. But once you download today’s update, you can enable Tracking Protection to always be on, regardless of browsing mode. 

To turn on 24/7 Tracking Protection, open “Preferences,” click “Privacy and Security,” and then select “Always” under “Tracking Protection.” 



Mozilla also claims that web pages load more quickly when trackers are disabled. So even if you’re not afraid of websites’ snooping, you should still give this browser a chance. 

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