Firefox Social Tracking Protection: What Is It?

The new stable version Firefox (70) brings a new security feature. It is called Social Tracking Protection. Let's see how it can help:

It's no secret that our social networks are tracking and collecting as much of us as possible. The goal, of course, is profit.
What the average internet user may not know is that social networks can follow us even when we are not using them. To do this, they use trackers built into other sites. This is how they can keep track of our browser habits even if we are not logged in or subscribed to social networks. Social Tracking Protection

Detection blocks have been around for a long time in modern browsers and Firefox has different tools to protect you from this social networking behavior.

The latest version of the browser released by Mozilla is Firefox 70 and one of the highlights it contains is Social Tracking Protection (available in Enhanced Tracking Protection).

The protection of social monitoring (Social Tracking Protection), concerns the monitoring we encounter on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. These networks distribute tracking cookies so that they can track us among the websites we visit. The new feature Social Tracking Protection is an arsenal of tracking protection tools in Firefox and will help improve our privacy while browsing the web.

What you need to know is that Social Tracking Protection is enabled by default on Firefox on all platforms, so you do not need any additional settings to protect yourself.

Mozilla reports:

Ο Firefox blocks the most common trackers from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

The default browser setting provides a good balance for protection and performance. You will not experience any problems while browsing the web.

On the other hand, if you use the strict level of blocking, many more trackers may be blocked, but there is a risk that pages will not load properly.

Mozilla also states that despite the protection of social media monitoring by Firefox, there is a possibility that some monitoring will occur and there is nothing you can do about it.

"The social companies will still be able to collect data about you if you use their services to connect to other sites (with your Facebook or Twitter account). ”

To see the results of the new protection from Firefox open the internal address about: protections

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