What you need to know
- A new version of Mozilla's Firefox browser is available for Mac.
- Version 87 introduces 'SmartBlock' a new tracking blocker for private browsing.
The latest version of Firefox comes with a new SmartBlock antitracking feature to help make browsing more private on macOS Big Sur and beyond.
In an announcement the company stated:
SmartBlock is designed to fix issues caused by very strict privacy protections that often result in websites breaking or not loading properly:
SmartBlock "intelligently fixes up web pages that are broken by our tracking protections, without compromising user privacy." It uses "local stand-ins" for blocked third-party tracking scripts that work just enough like the original one to make your websites load properly. The post explains:
Mozilla says the new SmartBlock is "the best of both worlds" with strong privacy protection that doesn't compromise your browsing experience.
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