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We had in the last week reported that Mozilla is working on enhancing its privacy features by introducing new and enhanced features with its next update to its Firefox browser. The latest update Firefox 60 is now available for download via the Mozilla servers. The update can be downloaded for all Windows PC users starting today.

The latest version of Firefox 60 is a part of the Quantum series which brings enhanced privacy features to its users. The first in the list of new features is the option were the webcam automatically tuns off the camera light when the face is muted on sites which will not allow the user’s face to be recorded by other sites.

The update also supports Web Authentication by allowing users to be able to use a USB token for authentication to their favorite websites. New controls are being added especially for the IT admins which will let them customize Firefox deployments with the help of the new policy engine. The IT admins will now be able to easily deploy Firefox for enterprise users with the help of a new Windows Group Policy.

The company is also introducing a new Responsive Design Mode implementation to help developers be part of the browser by using the IndexedDB transactions. The Reader View will now allow more and improved compatibility to the keyboards with users being allowed to use AltGr.

These features are all part of the company’s Extended Support Release and the company has been testing these features with a small set of beta users for last couple of weeks. The company had already announced that the latest Firefox 60 update will be made available on May 9th, 2018 via an OTA update for all Mozilla user on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Mozilla has been working hard to keep updating their Firefox browser with new features but has not been able to demote Google Chrome from the number one spot in the web browser race. The company plans to introduce more new features in its upcoming updates for its Firefox browser and we will be bringing you all the details here.


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Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.