Mozilla’s new browser for Android now cuts your data bills by blocking ads and also increases your privacy. The internet is a heavily monetized place and a lot of your activities are monetized without your concern. So, Mozilla, a company that has been vocal about keeping the internet free and open, has now released a browser that focuses on privacy on the web.
The Big Brother is Watching
When you are on the internet, you are being watched. Your moves are being tracked by websites and advertisers. The link you click on, the webpage you visit and how long you stay there, what device are you using, where you are from – all the collected data is used to build up and maintain a profile of yours. This profile is used to cater your with relevant ads, because you are more likely to click on relevant ads and help generate revenue for the websites. Online advertising is a billion dollar industry, but in many cases, it is also a threat to user privacy. Google is a big player in this game. Google and their browser Chrome are shares a lot of data unless you specifically tweak the browser.
Firefox Focus brings everything under your Control
Firefox Focus is a privacy browser. It blocks ads by default. It also blocks tracking cookies from social tracker, online analytics, and advertising trackers. This keeps you anonymous to the advertisers on the internet. Focus is designed to allow you to keep a tab on your privacy settings. The privacy settings are also more granular than any other web browser ever. Mozilla also claims that blocking all the content will also save you a lot of cellular data. This will also speed up your browsing and give you more battery life on your device.
While mentioning browsers that offer privacy, Tor is worth mentioning. Tor is based on Firefox, available on Android, Windows, and Linux. Tor uses the Tor Relay network and HTTPS to encrypt and channel your internet traffic. Tor is often used to access the dark web, but can also be used to browse regular sites.
Source: The Verge