Firefox 70: new privacy protections, password generator and more added


Mozilla Firefox 70 has arrived with social tracking protection, a new privacy report compiler, and a password vault.

Released on Tuesday, the browser now blocks social trackers from the likes of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This will effectively stop these sites from following you around the web.

If that’s too vague for you, the browser now allows users to generate personalised blocking reports.

These reports highlight which trackers are most commonly encountered, a list of data breaches reported during the month, and a look at passwords stored in the browser’s other new feature, Lockwise.

Firefox Lockwise is its password safe built into Firefox 70. The update in this version of the browser now includes a generator.

“Now, when you create an account you’ll be auto-prompted to let Lockwise generate a safe password, which you can save directly in the Firefox browser,” Mozilla explained.

Passwords can also be synced across devices using Firefox’s sync support.

For those who wanted a little more from this version, you can at least expect Mozilla to possibly introduce a VPN service to future builds of the browser.

Firefox 70 is available to download on Android, iOS, Linux, MacOS and Windows.

Feature image: Mozilla Firefox

Andy Walker, former editor


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