As a means to follow up on growing public demand, the Mozilla Foundation has just released the newest version for Firefox; version 59. The new version is said to be stable and comes with a plethora of additional features including privacy enhancement, speed improvements and a dedicated new Firefox release for Amazon Fire TV users.
The Amazon AppStore for United States already has Firefox for Fire TV within the country, but the latest version will give Fire TV owners the additional benefit to navigate the web through the Amazon Fire TV remote and to easily enable turbo mode, access YouTube videos and any other site on the internet.
Privacy and Security Boost
Although the addition of Fire TV is the main feature for Mozilla in Firefox 59, engineers also worked on adding other features for the facility of users on the web. The biggest feature yet to be added to the setting is an addition to the ‘Private Browsing’ mode on Firefox. This new feature will strip all sensitive information including names, emails, usernames and other sources of identification from URLs.
Moreover, the new version of Firefox 59 will also include special buttons positioned at strategic positions in the privacy setting page to allow users the ability to manage their camera, microphone, notification settings and location, among other things.
In addition to this, Firefox 59 has also incorporated a hidden setting that will allow site owners to mention a ‘Not Secure’ indicator for sites that are loaded through the assistance of HTTP. While this ‘Not Secure’ feature is still experimental for Firefox, Google has already mentioned that they would be marking HTTP sites as ‘Not Secure’ starting from July of this year.
Some of the other features that users can expect with this latest version of Firefox are:
- Faster load time for content that is available on the home page for Firefox.
- Faster page load time. This would be done by speeding up the process through the networked cache or by using the user’s hard drive.
- Improved graphics, which will allow the use of OMTP for Mac users.