Firefox 43 lands

Earlier today, Mozilla published an article on their company blog, titled Firefox Gives You More Control Over Your Data in Private Browsing.

I must be getting pretty good at detecting these cryptic Firefox version update announcements, because I spotted this one right away. Sure enough, despite there being no mention of a new version, there’s a link at the bottom of the post which reads Release Notes for Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux. And the link clearly points to a version 43 folder.

So it’s not exactly a new version announcement, but there were enough hints there to figure it out.

Maybe I should talk about the new version of Firefox.

The ‘announcement‘ only talks about changes to the Private Browsing with Tracking Protection feature, which now has a ‘strict’ setting that may provide better privacy while breaking many popular sites. Not recommended unless you’re truly paranoid and don’t mind being frustrated.

The release notes get into more detail. But there’s not a lot that’s likely to excite much interest. About sixteen security issues were fixed as well, so you should go ahead and update Firefox ASAP.

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Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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