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Firefox Offers New Privacy Features

Posted on 11.10.2014

Firefox is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special release of its Web browser that includes new privacy features.

For starters, the new release includes DuckDuckGo as a pre-installed search option in Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. According to the Firefox announcement, DuckDuckGo is a good option for users who are concerned about privacy. 

“The things you search for can say a lot about who you are,” states Firefox’s announcement. “DuckDuckGo gives you search results without tracking who you are or what you search for. Other engines may use tracking to enhance your search results, but we believe that’s a choice you should get to make for yourself.”

In addition to DuckDuckGo, Firefox has added a new “Forget” feature to its service. With this feature users can tell Firefox to clear out some of their recent activity. In fact, Forget simply asks users how much they want Firefox to forget, such as the last five minutes or the last 18 hours.

“Many of our users share a computer with friends or family, and it’s easy to forget to open a private browsing window first; with Forget, clearing that information is quick, and easy to understand,” the announcement states.

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