Firefox 5 improves Do Not Track (DNT) accessibility

Firefox 5 was launched on June 18th by Mozilla.  Let us get the bad news out of the way concerning those of you who currently use Firefox 4 – Mozilla doesn’t plan on maintaining version 4, so you will have no choice but to download / upgrade to version 5.0. It appears Mozilla is following the quick release cycle (and security improvement plan) used by Google with Chrome, so expect to be forced to upgrade to the next release – version 6.0, which I understand is in alpha right now.

Firefox 5 will automatically download/install once you shut down and load Firefox 4. What I have noticed is that the DNT feature previously discussed with Firefox 4, is now more accessible. It can now be found under the Privacy Tab. Alternatively, select Help > About Firefox > Check for Updates.

How to enable DNT in Firefox 5 with the Menu Bar – >Open Firefox >Click Tools >Click Options >Click Privacy Tab >Check ‘Tell websites I do not want to be tracked > Click OK

How to enable DNT with the orange Firefox Tab – >Open Firefox >Click the orange Firefox Tab >Hover across to Options, then click on the 2nd ‘Options’ >Click Privacy Tab >Check ‘Tell websites I do not want to be tracked > Click OK

For me, it’s all about the user having a voice or is that a choice 🙂 . Users should have control of their online identity or at least know who/where there identity is being shared with. Users will then feel reassured that they are in control and that is one thing I personally will always champion!

Safe surfing folks!
Julian

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