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Firefox "Tracking Protection" feature

Firefox has been offering a "Do Not Track" option for quite a while (under Tools / Options / Privacy ).  The problem is that websites were not required to honor that request.

Firefox has now added an new feature, called "Tracking PROTECTION", which uses a blocklist to actively block domains and sites that are known to track users.

For details --- including how to activate this feature --- see https://finance.yahoo.com/news/firefox-helps-cover-assets-latest-174857917.html

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Firefox’s optional Tracking Protection reduces load time for top news sites by 44%

A duo of former Mozilla software engineers "found that with Tracking Protection enabled, the Alexa top 200 news sites saw a 67.5 percent reduction in the number of HTTP cookies set. Furthermore, performance benefits included a 44 percent median reduction in page load time and 39 percent reduction in data usage".

http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/24/firefoxs-optional-tracking-protection-reduces-load-time-for-top-ne...

 

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