Traditional Privacy Features are not Enough
Traditional approaches to reducing the chances of an invasion of your online privacy such as cleaning browser history after every use and switching on the private browsing feature in some browsers are no longer effective because people are coming up with newer and more intrusive ways to get access to your online data. These include hackers as well as third-party trackers. Their techniques have evolved at a great pace which makes the Tracking Protection feature offered by Mozilla a timely intervention.
How Tracking Protection Works
Equipped with the Tracking Protection feature, the Mozilla Firefox browser is now in a strong position to prevent your data from being sent to a third party tracker without your knowledge. With conventional protection in most browsers, it was possible for you to share personal information with trackers without even knowing what was happening. This is no longer possible because the Tracking Protection feature identifies intrusion attempts and blocks them in time.
The Mozilla Firefox browser has enhanced its ability to offer users greater privacy and protection from attempts to gain access to user data. The Tracking Protection feature enables the Mozilla Firefox browser to block popup ads that can be annoying and can even be equipped with trackers that can monitor the websites you visit and send this information to third party organizations and advertisers. Of course, it is nobody’s business to pry into your online browsing activities. One of the spillover benefits of using the Mozilla Firefox browser is that the downloading speed is improved and pages can be loaded faster on the computer because there are no unwanted advertisements clogging up the bandwidth traffic pathways. The Tracking Protection feature also prevents social share buttons from being downloaded to your computer which can transmit information about your online behavior to other parties without your knowledge. This explains how most information about browsing habits reaches advertisers unintentionally.
Compatibility with Traditional Features
The Tracking Protection feature can be used in conjunction with the usual private browsing feature. The user has the option to switch the Tracking Protection feature on or off while browsing online. This can be done by simply clicking on the shield-shaped button that appears in the address bar of the browser.
To the best of the current knowledge, Mozilla Firefox is the only browser at the moment to offer a feature like Tracking Protection. It seems that a large number of users will be switching over to the Firefox browser unless other browsers come up with similar enhanced protection features to increase the security of their users’ online experience.