After releasing the beta of Firefox 42 in September, today Mozilla has released the final version 42 of Firefox. Download links can be found below the post. Features and new Web Browser add-ons added to the latest version and has been detailed here.
Firefox version 42 is now offering a more Private Browsing experience and would be the best answers to the ultimate question of life, protected with fully private security features and all-in-all, the Firefox 42 download brings with it Tracking Protection for its Private Browsing mode, which is certainly not all different from how plug-ins like Ghostry and the EFF’s Privacy Badger work. But nevertheless, for the time being, tracking protection only works within the confines of the Private Browsing mode.
Point to be noted is that, it’s worth catching the tracking protection feature is not all about blocking ads, but is also given in a statement that many ads also track you, so chances are you’ll see significantly fewer ads in Private Browsing mode now.
About Firefox 42’s Tracking Protection for Private Browsing, Mozilla explains:
We’re releasing a powerful new feature in Firefox Private Browsing called Tracking Protection. We created this feature because we believe in giving you more choice and control over your Web experience. With the release of Tracking Protection in Firefox Private Browsing we are leading the industry by giving you control over the data that third parties receive from you online. No other browser’s Private Browsing mode protects you the way Firefox does—not Chrome, not Safari, not Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer.
It’s unlikely that Mozilla will turn on tracking protection outside of the Private Browsing mode anytime soon, which wouldn’t be surprised if the organization decided to make it an opt-in feature for regular browsing sessions, too. Now that it’s nice to see Firefox catch on, especially when every second site insists on auto-playing video. One nifty feature here is that you can have a click on the speaker icon in the tab to temporarily and not completely mute the sound. On Chrome, this similar inclusion is still hidden behind the box.