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4 Ways to secure your data and protect your privacy when using Firefox


Firefox is very popular among web browsers and is arguably the best browser available that combines security features, strong privacy protection, continuous development and regular updates, in addition to being highly customizable.

The latest version of Firefox browser provides faster page downloads and less memory usage, and includes many new features that improve security, protect your privacy while browsing websites, which is why it is the best comprehensive browser for privacy and security and remains a powerful alternative to some other browsers.

We live in an age where data has become the most valuable thing, which is why companies are always looking for ways to collect your data, and once it's collected, it's often impossible to know what purpose you're using, how safe it is to store it, who will be shared or how long it's going to be held, and how much you use your data to improve ad targeting;

But it's hopeless if you're using Firefox browser;

1. Block Super Cookies:


Super Cookies can be used instead of regular cookies to store user IDs, but they are difficult to detect and get rid of because they hide in different places in your device and cannot be deleted automatically. Through it, companies can collect a lot of your unique data, such as your identity, behavior, preferences, duration of your Internet connection, your active times, and more, and hacked cookies can communicate across different websites, and integrate your personal data together into a very detailed profile. This makes it almost impossible for users to protect their privacy while browsing the Web.

Hack cookies don't disappear when you clear your cache, or delete cookies, making them a powerful tool for collecting data.

But the good news is that the latest version of Firefox 85 makes it difficult for companies to track you with super cookies, significantly reducing their effectiveness by eliminating the tracker's ability to use them across the multiple websites you use.

Firefox browser splits all the following caches — HTTP authentication cache, image cache, line cache, OCSP, and HSTS cache, DNS, Alt-Svc, and TLS — as well as connections and TLS session IDs. This division applies to all third-party resources included in websites.

"Future browser updates will provide other new protections against different types of tracking and data collection," says Mozilla.

2. Use Mozilla VPN:


Because your online activity passes through companies that provide internet service (ISP), they can see where you are connected to the Internet, how long you visit sites, your location, and information about your devices, which is the personal data that ISPs can use to create detailed profiles about you.

Browsing in private doesn't prevent ISPs from collecting your data, but using a VPN service to connect to the Internet makes it difficult for ISPs to collect this information.

VPN services are easy-to-use security tools to secure your data and protect your privacy, but not all VPN networks are reliable, as some services record your online activities so they can sell your data to marketing companies.

But the new Mozilla VPN service is designed to make web browsing more private and secure, using the more advanced WireGuard protocol to encrypt network activity and hide your IP address, and the company does not store your online activity records on its servers. The service also offers device-wide encryption and no bandwidth restrictions.

3. Use a private email to secure your data:

 Your email address is a unique identifier for you, so it's an ideal way to collect data, given the number of accounts connected to it online. Think about all the information anyone can get by linking everything you do to your email address.

That's why Firefox Relay supports adding a smart solution to protect your email, allowing you to create an alternative email address with just one click and then direct messages that you get to while maintaining the privacy of your actual email. Additionally, it helps reduce spam and hacking attempts.

4. Protect your data while using Facebook:

Did you know that Facebook can track almost all of your web activities and link them to your Facebook account, and according to the Pew Research Center, more than half of Facebook users are uncomfortable collecting the platform for their personal data.

That's why Mozilla offers a Facebook Container that can isolate your Facebook usage from your web browsing activities, preventing it from tracking you.

When the facebook container is active, tracking content that interacts with it, and some media embedded on websites, is blocked, but you can choose what to allow to pass on a case-by-case basis.