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Firefox 87 Released


Firefox 87 came with Strict Advanced Tracking Protection (ETP) and Smart Blocking (SmartBlock) features.

Mozilla introduced Firefox 87 version, which offers new features, to users. The new version also offers several innovations such as Smart Blocking (SmartBlock) aimed at reducing website interruptions while using the private browsing mode with Strict Advanced Tracking Protection (ETP).

Smart Blocking helps websites run smoothly by providing native scripts to replace scripts blocked by third parties. These scripts act like original scripts to make sure the website is running properly. These allow corrupted sites based on original scripts to load without disrupting their functionality.

Another important innovation is a change to the HTTP Referer policy that now truncates path and query string information by default. Mozilla says this will prevent sites from accidentally leaking sensitive user data. It is shared that the new routing policy will apply to all navigation requests, redirected requests, and sub-resource (image, style and script) requests.

Other minor changes include the addition of the Silesian locale, full support for VoiceOver, the built-in macOS screen reader, and the Highlight All of Find on Page feature, and the display of check marks next to the scroll bar to view the location.

To perform the update, simply open the Firefox menu, go to Help and click on About Firefox. The dialog box that opens will inform you that a new version of Firefox is being downloaded. On the Linux side, you have to wait for the package to become available through your repositories. Those who still haven’t tried Firefox can visit the website.

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