Firefox expands anti-tracking features with browser fingerprint blocking

Firefox is testing a new anti-tracking feature that will prevent sites from being able to “fingerprint” your browser and track you, even after you’ve cleared your cookies. In addition, the browser will now explicitly block cryptocurrency mining scripts that attempt to hijack your computer’s resources in order to mine digital currency. Both features will initially be available in the browser’s nightly and beta builds for testing.

Fingerprinting describes the way sites and online advertisers are able to track you based on aggregating numerous tiny details about your system configuration, ranging from your operating system to your system fonts and even your screen size. Even if you have tracking turned off, services can use these tiny…

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