Firefox adds enhanced privacy tools

Mozilla has updated Firefox with tools that let users monitor how the browser has helped to protect their privacy.

In June, Firefox added “Enhanced Tracking Protection”, a feature which blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers.

“Since 2 July we’ve blocked more than 450 billion tracking requests that attempt to follow you around the web,” Mozilla said.

While this feature has been operating in the background, Mozilla wanted a way for users to see exactly how many attempts are made to tag and track their activity.

“That’s why today we’re introducing a new feature that offers you a free report outlining the number of third-party and social media trackers blocked automatically by the Firefox browser with Enhanced Tracking Protection,” Mozilla said.

Users can now access a dashboard of Firefox Privacy Protections, which includes several new functions:

  • A detailed report of different types of trackers that Firefox has blocked during a user’s browsing.
  • Firefox Monitor – A summary of the number of unsafe passwords that could have been used in a known data breach.
  • Firefox Lockwise – Quick access to logins and passwords stored in Firefox Lockwise, as well as the ability to view and manage the devices across which your logins are synced.

To access the dashboard, Firefox users can click on the shield icon to the left of the URL bar and select “Show Report”.

Below is a video that shows how the new tools work.

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