How To Delete Telemetry Data On Mozilla Firefox browser

If you’ve been reading tech news for a while, you should know what the California Consumer Privacy Act was that started last Wednesday. With CCPA’s entry into force, several technical giants announced their plans to implement changes.

Mozilla also announced that users could delete all telemetry data collected so far. This is done to comply with the new California Consumer Privacy Act. Mozilla has recently received a new update and users can now delete the data.

What is telemetry data?

Well, it is data that contains different information, such as the number of web pages you visit each day, the browsing time, the add-ons you installed, the number of tabs you opened, and so on.
Telemetry data also includes the operating system you use, computer hardware specifications, browser version, language, and more. Now that Mozilla has given the freedom to delete this data, it makes sense to delete this data.

How to delete telemetry data in Mozilla Firefox browser

Deleting telemetry data is easy; just make sure you use the latest version of Mozilla Firefox – version 72. Follow some of the simple steps below to delete telemetry data in the Mozilla Firefox browser.

Step 1. First open the Firefox browser and click on the three horizontal lines. Click on “Options”.

Step 2. Now select in the left pane Privacy and Security.

Step 3. Scroll down and look for the “Firefox data collection and usage” option. Remove the check mark from the “Allow Firefox to send interaction and technical data to Mozilla”

So this is all about deleting telemetry data in the Mozilla Firefox browser. Hope this article helped you! Also share with your friends. If you have additional questions, please let us know in the comments field below.

Originally posted 2020-01-16 11:52:57.

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