Firefox 5 Supports “Do Not Track” on Multiple Platforms

Firefox 5Firefox released version 5 of their web browser today.  Besides the usual performance and security enhancements, it’s now the first browser to support the “Do Not Track” feature on multiple platforms.  Users are now starting to have more control over sites tracking their footwork.

Security is a big concern with many browsing experiences.  This could be a step in the right direction to being cross-platform.  It’s possible with bookmarks,  why not security?

The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use all of the innovative features in Firefox. This release adds support for more modern Web technologies that make it easier for developers to build amazing Firefox Add-ons, Web applications and websites.

Firefox for Android includes the Do Not Track privacy feature in this release, making Firefox the first browser to support Do Not Track on multiple platforms. Mozilla created Do Not Track to give users more control over the way their browsing behavior is tracked and used on the Web. The feature, which lets users tell websites that they wish to opt-out of online behavioral tracking, is now easier to find in Firefox Preferences.

From the Firefox Blog

If you’ve been experimenting around with the Aurora builds,  this isn’t a new feature.   Personally, the name sounds pretty cool.  Firefox could develop a new browsing platform with a catchy name such as Aurora.

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