Saturday, January 4, 2020

Firefox browser will now let you delete all data it collects in its upcoming version

Delete your firefox browser personal dataFirefox browser will now let you delete all data it collects in its upcoming version

Which browser do you use? My best guess is Chrome or Firefox. These are the two most popular web browsers used to surf the internet today. Firefox browser will let users delete the data it collects in an update rolling out on January 7. The company is taking this step to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which came into effect on January 1.

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In a blog post, Firefox said it already collect very little data about its users. It does take note of how many tabs are open and how long sessions are, but with the update, you’ll be able to delete that too:

As a rule, Firefox already collects very little of your data. In fact, most of what we receive is to help us improve the performance and security of Firefox. We call this telemetry data. This telemetry doesn’t tell us about the websites you visit or searches you do; we just know general information, like a Firefox user had a certain amount of tabs opened and how long their session was. 
We’ve decided to go the extra mile and expand user deletion rights to include deleting this telemetry data stored in our systems.

Make sure to update your Firefox browser on January 7 to delete your data from Firefox.

Source: Mozilla (Blog)

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