Mozilla always paid great attention to confidentiality and safety of users of the browser Firefox. Suffice it to recall, as an example, that the function Do Not Track («not-follow-me”) that has become the standard today in all modern browsers, it first appeared on Firefox.
However, this function simply tells the Web sites that you do not want to have your behavior tracked, and companies are not required to comply with. Now in Mozilla developed a more active and effective method of protection that is not dependent on the discretion of developers sites and fully returns control in your hands. It is called a Tracking Protection («protection tracking”) and is completely blocked domains and sites, which are known that they track members. An added bonus that users receive, activate this function is significantly faster download many pages (up to 44%, according to the site Zdnet.com).
Currently Tracking Protection in firefox is enabled by default in the browser test builds during the transition to Private Browsing Mode. In a typical version of Firefox it is also possible to activate this function, but will have to make a few additional steps.
1. Type in the address bar about:config and press “Enter.”
2. Read the warning and click “I promise I’ll be careful!”.
3. On the page with service settings, type in the search boxprivacy.trackingprotection.enabled.
4. Double-click the line privacy.trackingprotection.enabled, to switch the status of this setting to true.
Now you can close the settings page, and continue normal operation in the browser.All pages that are opened from this moment, you will be blocked identifies the contents. Make sure that you can, by looking at the address bar of Firefox, which will see a new icon in the shape of a shield. Clicking on this icon will cause a pop-up window with more information. You can also turn off the Tracking Protection in firefox for those sites whose work has appeared disturbed by the use of this function.
In general, new Lock function keeps track of the content is rather useful, especially for those who, for whatever reason, does not use the ad blocker. We hope that very soon Tracking Protection will be the default settings Firefox, and eventually all other browsers.