Mozilla has announced that it is experimenting with new features in pre-beta versions of Firefox to offer more control over privacy – including updated Private Browsing.
“Our hypothesis is that when you open a Private Browsing window in Firefox you’re sending a signal that you want more control over your privacy than current private browsing experiences provide,” said Mozilla.
The experimental Firefox Private Browsing enhancements block website elements that could be used to record user behaviour across sites.
This includes elements like content, analytics, social, and other services that might collect data without your knowledge.
“In some cases, websites might appear broken when elements that track behaviour are blocked, but you can always unblock these if you want to view the website normally.”
Private Browsing in pre-beta also has a control centre that contains site security and privacy controls.