Firefox says web users have lost confidence and lack meaningful control over their digital lives
Firefox has announced a new browser for iOS that promises free and easy access to personal browsing on iOS. Firefox Focus is set to block many trackers that follow users around the web by default. With Focus, users do not have to change any privacy or cookie settings.
Firefox says web users have lost confidence and lack meaningful control over their digital lives. “For some users, it looks like your web activity could follow you everywhere – across devices, across accounts. To make matters worse, the web can often feel cluttered. That’s why we’re introducing Firefox Focus.”
Firefox Focus is a literal extension of Focus, a content blocker launched for iOS in December. Firefox Focus also offers a single tap option to delete all your sessions. Firefox says that Focus users will also see performance boosts on sites that track user behavior. “When you occasionally see a site that doesn’t work because it’s dependent on tracking, and if you don’t mind such tracking, Firefox Focus makes it easy to open your current site in Firefox or Safari.”
The web, which was supposed to be open, is now extremely complex. There are many browsers and there is little peace with browsing. Firefox Focus is designed to solve all web problems by offering a simple browser that provides personal browsing by default and makes it extremely easy to delete sessions.
Firefox Focus is now available for download from the App Store. Focus will continue to act as a Safari content blocker on iOS, allowing users to take advantage of tracking protection in both Safari and Firefox Focus.