Firefox & Safari Browsers’ Aim to Thwart Facebook And Google Tracking

Here’s a good reason to stop using the Google Chrome browser, and instead use Firefox or Safari on your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices.

Through Facebook, Google, and many other online advertising businesses, through your web browser and apps, to learn how to target online advertising and commerce more accurately, by tracking what you do online.

Mozilla’s Firefox & Apple’s Safari browsers are now adding updated privacy protections to thwart Facebook and Google tracking.

Google’s Chrome browser gives about half of the global user base, but since Google’s business is based on advertising revenue, these privacy protections are not in their lower level of interest.

The idea behind updated privacy features is to prevent companies from being able to use it in trackers tracking ‘cookie’ data files (for your login and user preferences), and the blog post you read. , To spy on him, see again, what horrible things you see on Google late at night.

In the Associated Press report, the new approach of Apple to block web trackers is important because it focuses on ‘tracking techniques by over companies to override the efforts of users to remove cookies’.

Unlike Firefox, Safari automates these security updates on iPhones and iPads and Mac computers a week later on Tuesday.

To get security, you have to break your habit of using Google’s Chrome browser, which is more than half of the world’s browser usage with some estimates. Safari and Firefox are less than 20 percent combined.

However, Safari and Firefox can not completely stop tracking. For beginners, they will not block tracking when you are using Facebook or Google. As long as you do not use the phone or tablet app, they can not help much, as long as the app is not meant to be embedded safari, because Twitter’s iPhone app does.

Safari will automatically try to isolate cookies that are useful to those who are looking for you to track. Apple notes that cookies may appear in unexpected places, such as sites that embed ‘like’ and ‘share’ buttons. Now, those cookies will be blocked until you click on any one of those buttons, in this case you will be asked for permission to allow tracking. If you do not, then your ‘like’ will not be registered.

Safari is also attacking the developed technology to prevent cookie removal. Through ‘fingerprinting‘, a company can identify you through the characteristics of your computer, such as browser types and fonts. Then your new cookie may be related to your old profile. Safari will now limit the technical details sent.

Firefox has an anti-tracking feature that tries to isolate tracking cookies from useful cookies. But it’s only running on Apple’s mobile devices by default. Otherwise, you need to turn it on or use the private browsing mode, which becomes more aggressive in killing cookies.

For personal computers, Firefox also has another add-on, called Facebook Container, so that you can separate your Facebook activity from all other things. Think of it as a wall that prevents Facebook from accessing your data cookie because you surf elsewhere. One version is also available for other trackers, but configuration on your part is required.


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