Firefox for iOS gets new tracking protections

Mozilla has updated its Firefox for iOS browser to give users running on iOS 11 added tracking protection with automatic ad and content blocking when in Private Browsing mode. The update allows you to enable the protections in regular browsing mode too if you wish to do so but it’s not enabled by default.

In a blog post, Mozilla says:

“This feature uses the same ad blocking technology as Firefox Focus for Android and iOS, Firefox for Desktop and Firefox for Android. We’re always looking to bring the latest features to our users, and we’re finally able to deliver it to Firefox for iOS thanks to changes by Apple to enable to the option for 3rd party browsers.”

The update also brings improved syncing; previously you could sync desktop content to your mobile browser but not send information back to the desktop from the phone. With this update the stream of synced data goes both ways, from desktop to mobile, and from mobile to desktop.

Mozilla also updated Firefox Focus for Android with multiple tabs. The privacy-oriented browser, until now, only allowed you to have one tab open at a time. With this update you can now browse with multiple tabs open making browsing easier.

Both of these updates are available in the respective platform’s app store right now.

Source: Mozilla | Image via Mozilla (Medium)

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