Firefox’s new SmartBlock function provides users the comprehensive privacy protection

A few days ago, Mozilla has launched Mozilla Firefox 87 stable version. In this stable version, the Firefox browser introduces a feature called SmartBlock.

This function is designed to help the user “intelligently fixes up web pages that are broken by our tracking protections, without compromising user privacy.

SmartBlock does this by providing local stand-ins for blocked third-party tracking scripts. These stand-in scripts behave just enough like the original ones to make sure that the website works properly. They allow broken sites relying on the original scripts to load with their functionality intact.”

Some websites sometimes force users to cancel the anti-tracking function or browse through non-private windows, so various trackers on the website can track users again.

Therefore, Firefox has added this new feature to help users solve various problems when blocking, so that users can browse safely without browsing problems.

We know that the anti-tracking function of the Firefox browser will block various tracking scripts, and the anti-tracking function in the privacy window will raise the level to the highest level.

After being upgraded to the highest level, some websites may cause abnormalities due to the interception of some necessary scripts, such as abnormal loading, display abnormality, or functional abnormality.

Under normal circumstances, the user will cancel the anti-tracking or use the normal window when encountering this situation, which in turn will cause the user to be persistently tracked by various tracking scripts.

The newly added SmartBlock comes with a variety of necessary local scripts. If you find that the website is running abnormally, use the SmartBlock feature to restore normal.

In this way, the user does not need to close the privacy window or cancel the anti-tracking function and can continue to browse the website under the protection of anti-tracking without exception.

Mozilla emphasizes that these alternative scripts are all placed locally and there is no tracking function, so users can use this new function with peace of mind in the future.