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Firefox for Android hits version 5, adds Do Not Track feature

Newsbrief by Dan Seifert on Wednesday June 22, 2011.

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Mozilla's mobile version of its Firefox browser for the Android platform has been upgraded to version 5 with a bunch of bug fixes and a couple of new features. The highlight feature added is the Do Not Track function, which is aimed at providing more control to the user over their data and browsing habits as they surf the web. Of course, in order for it to work properly, the websites visited need to recognize and honor the setting, so it likely won't have too much of an effect for the average user. Other tweaks include better panning, faster page loading (especially over 3G networks), and better support for the SwiftKey keyboard. Firefox for Android version 5 is free and available in the Android Market now.

source: Android Market

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