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Firefox blocks ads from tracking youThe new Tracking Protection tool in Mozilla's Firefox browser stops websites from tracking your activity, and some ads may not show up on the page. Also, Samsung deals with security bugs in the Galaxy S6 Edge, and Microsoft tests Cortana on iPhones.
Firefox now stops advertisements from tracking you online. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your Cnet update. [MUSIC] Firefox has new tool to Stop websites from spying on you. The Internet browser gives private browsing a boost with a new setting called Tracking Protection. When you have private browsing turned on, it means your browser history and your cookies are not being saved. But some websites can Still collect information about your activity through elements on the page like advertisements or social network buttons. That means websites can still create a profile of your habits, but tracking protection mode will block that information from being collected. You'll see a shield icon when it's blocking a website from tracking you, And that means certain things on the website may not load properly. Some ads may not show up at all, and the site could appear broken. You can turn this off when you need to, if you have trouble navigating. You'll find this in the newest version of Firefox for all systems. Meanwhile, Samsung is facing some privacy problems with the Galaxy S6 Edge Smartphone, a security research team at Google found some serious flaws in the code of this android phone, in fact there were 11 security issues in total. Some made it possible for hackers to gain access to your phone if you visited a bad website or a malicious app could have gained access to your private emails. The Google team is working with Samsung to fix the bugs. Most of the worst ones have been patched, the findings were published online. And speaking of phones Microsoft is looking for volunteers to test Cortana on the iPhone. Cortana is Microsoft's voice assistant on Windows, similar to Apples's Siri. And Microsoft is taking applications for beta testers in the U.S. and China to use the personal assistant on the iPhone. But it won't have as many features as it does on Windows. For example you can not say hey Cortana to wake it up to start voice command on the iPhone. At least not yet. Back in August, Microsoft released the beta app of Cortana for Android. And here's some news for Pinterest fans. Get ready for the app to push you to shop more on the network. The Pinterest app is rolling out a Pinterest Shop page, highlighting items posted to the network that you can buy directly on the Site from brands big and small. It's rolling out over the next few weeks. Pinterest began putting buy buttons on pins back in June. It was first just for iPhones, but now it's also for Android users. That's it for this tech news update. And there's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]