If you are concerned about privacy (and you should), you surely know that Mozilla is one of the companies that is most concerned that our data is not an easy bargaining chip.
The Mozilla organization is fighting for companies to be more transparent with the data they collect. Now they have announced that they are expanding their Total Cookie Protection system and bring their privacy tools to Android phones.
What is the Firefox TCP system that reaches Android
I’m sure you’ve heard that from the fingerprint or profile that we have on the network, but that is usually invisible to other users, not so for companies. When we browse, the websites collect a series of data to generate an individual profile and be able to sell it to other companies.
It is something that also happens with applications and, therefore, Google is trying to make applications specify the data they collect in the Play Store. Well, with those data packages, for example, certain companies may try to sell us services or products, but there is a lot of other data that is collected and that, in the end, is our information and our browsing behavior. An easy example are those personalized ads that follow you wherever you go with products that interest you.
In the Firefox browser in its desktop version, Mozilla implemented Total Cookies Protectiona system similar to a ‘sandbox’ in which, automatically, stores cookies from that website. This cookie is isolated, so other sites on the network cannot access the data and, therefore, your profile is not traceable.
You may think that it is as useful as it is annoying, since if you enter data in a portal, if you access it again or do it from another device, you will have to do it again. However, the interesting thing about Mozilla’s system is that that “cookie sandbox” information is saved in your user profilein such a way that if you access from any other device with your Firefox account, it will take these cookies into account.
As we said, this was something exclusive to the desktop versions, but with the new versions of Firefox it will be something that will automatically activate on android. It will be completely transparent to the user, since they will not have to activate anything, and the update will be rolled out globally over the next few days.
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