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New Firefox for Android launches with souped-up privacy tools and a bottom address bar

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Mozilla is launching its new version of Firefox for Android today with enhanced privacy tools, addons support, and visual changes. Privacy updates and under-the-hood changes are inspired by the Firefox Quantum desktop revamp. And this version of the Android browser is codenamed “Firefox Daylight.”

The most important change here is the Enhanced Tracking Protection (ETP), that’s on by default. It’s meant to prevent trackers from gathering your browsing pattern and data and using it for ads. While the browser lets these tracker load when you visit a site, it stops them from actually accessing your cookies — snippets of data that gather your browsing habits.

When you start using the new Firefox browser, your ETP is set at the Standard level. However, you can choose Strict or Custom level according to your needs. If you choose Strict mode, the browser blocks almost all trackers and ads, but some sites might not work properly.