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Firefox for Android gets a more powerful Private Browsing mode in v42 update

In its version 42 update, Firefox for Android is getting a new Tracking Protection mode that will help block pesky ads.

Published onNovember 4, 2015


If you aren’t happy with your current mobile browser and happen to take privacy very seriously, perhaps you’ll want to pay attention to the new update that’s rolling out to Firefox for Android. In the big version 42 update, the third-party browser app is getting a new feature added to its Private Browsing mode called Tracking Protection.

Normally when you enter Private Browsing mode (or Incognito mode for the Chrome users), your browser will get rid of your history and cookies, but not a whole lot more than that. But when this new Tracking Protection feature turned on, Firefox will block some web content like advertisements, analytics trackers and even social share buttons that might record your behavior across sites without your knowledge.

The Firefox team is also adding in a new Control Center that will show you website security levels and privacy controls in your address bar. Using the Control Center will also allow you to easily turn off Tracking Protection in Private Browsing if the new feature ends up breaking the webpage. If you’d like more details on the two new features, check out the video attached below to learn more:

This new update is rolling out in the Google Play Store as we speak, so follow the link below to grab the latest version.

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