SmartBlock 2.0 has arrived, the improved version of the technology Mozilla introduced last March in Firefox 87, focused on blocking tracking capabilities between websites through integrated third-party scripts.
Firefox improves its private browsing mode
SmartBlock 2.0 is already present in the new version of Firefox just released, Firefox 90, through Private Browsing Mode and Strict Mode.
Users will now be able to log in with Facebook in Private Browsing Mode. The new version of this technology makes it compatible for users to make use of Facebook logins on websites where it is available, preventing scripts from tracking their browsing activities.
They explain that previously, with private browsing enabled, it has not been possible to log in with Facebook because the technology blocked the execution of the script.
What is SmartBlock 2.0?
SmartBlock 2.0 in Firefox 90 eliminates this login problem. Initially, all Facebook scripts are blocked, as before, which ensures that your privacy is preserved. But when you click the “Continue to Facebook” button to log in, SmartBlock reacts by quickly unblocking the Facebook login script just in time for a smooth logon.
This means that you no longer have to choose between being protected and logging in with Facebook on websites where this option is implemented. It should not be forgotten that many websites have support for Facebook login, and now, browsing the web will be more fluid without losing the protection against tracking of third-party scripts.
On the other hand, Firefox 90 also comes with other interesting new features, such as the ability to receive updates in the background, even when Firefox is not running.
There is also a new about third-party page in Windows that will help identify compatibility problems caused by third-party applications and modules; the possibility of adding exceptions in HTTPS-only mode through the Settings and Privacy options; and even since this version no longer supports the FTP protocol, PDF printing with fully functional links, among other new features.
Enthusiasts of this browser can now download the latest version from the official Firefox website.