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Firefox will now block thousands of web trackers by default, protecting users from many websites, analytics companies, and advertisers that want to follow their paths across the web. The change should speed up the browser and keep users’ web habits more private, while nudging advertisers toward less invasive practices.

Firefox’s privacy-friendly status comes down to the fact that Firefox is a fully audited open source software and that, unlike proprietary browsers such Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari, it does not track what you get up to on the internet.

Another reason for its popularity among privacy-heads is the large number of add-ons available that can greatly improve the privacy and security of your browsing. In addition to this, it is possible to access Firefox’s deep configuration settings in order to tweak its privacy and security parameters.