Firefox has received a new update bumping it up to version 87. After receiving an update back in February, the new version brings two important features: Smart Block and improved referrer trimming.
Firefox blocks third-party tracking scripts by default, and while it works pretty well, there are certain cases where a script is not tracked. This can lead to an interference with a page’s rendering where it is either delayed or completely breaks. With Smart Block, Firefox adds an extra step where pages that embed third-party trackers are rendered properly. “SmartBlock intelligently fixes up web pages that are broken by our tracking protections, without compromising user privacy,” says Mozilla in its security blog.
See Firefox 87 update brings Smart Block and updates to HTTP Referrer policy
Firefox 87 update is rolling out with new features such as Smart Block to improve the rendering on pages along with various other changes.