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Anonymous
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Status: New idea

A built-in App Tracking Protection feature would be nice.

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Jeppie
Making moves

@Jonokay thank you very much.

Jeppie
Making moves

I have a nice idea for this product idea. You need to put in the mozilla vpn app as free plan and the paid plan includes mozilla vpn. The best thing is that this works on the same time but you can also do this. Give multiple options how to use this app. Option 1 is put atp always on. Option 2 is put mozilla vpn always on. Option 3 is put mozilla vpn on when using the mobile and put atp on when the phone is in sleep mode(standby mode) by this people don't need to change everything manually anymore and they won't forget to change it anymore like me. XD option 4 is both at the same time but we don't know if this is possible. If you have option 3 and/or option 4 more people will download the mozilla vpn app and you will get higher chance that people will buy the paid plan because of those options. So you can say it's a win win for mozilla and the people. Maybe you need to change the app name then because people will know this feature exist or you can also put it in the browser like ddg but then you will not get those amazing options. Think about it when you go in development. (atp means app tracking protection)

s1fly
Familiar face

Nice idea @Jeppie! I think option 4 may not be possible as Android and iOS only support one VPN connection at a time, but the rest sounds good. It could all be bundled into an app called Mozilla Shield, just as I think we discussed here.

Jeppie
Making moves

 @s1fly yeah and maybe add firefox monitor to it too. 

s1fly
Familiar face

Forgot about Firefox Monitor @Jeppie but yes, good idea!

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Jeppie
Making moves

  @s1fly is this the same? https://trackercontrol.org/ 

Fuchsia
Strollin' around

Until Firefox adds this you can always use TrackerControl, which can be found on F-Droid. TrackerControl blocks way more trackers than DuckDuckGo since it isn't on Google Play, so it isn't limited by Google Play policies, but TrackerControl needs a lot of configuring (which involves a lot of trial and error), so it isn't for newcomers. Newcomers would be better off using DuckDuckGo App Tracking Protection.

s1fly
Familiar face

@Jeppie @Fuchsia I hadn't heard of TrackerControl -thanks for sharing. It does look like a more effective version of DuckDuckGo . There is a lite version for Google Play and it looks like they're also working on an iOS version. Certainly looks more fiddly! There's definitely an opportunity for a Mozilla version.

I use DDG on Android, mostly for the app tracking protection alongside Firefox and it reports some crazy number of trackers being caught.

On iOS, there are no stats so it's difficult to understand the effectiveness of Apple's version, despite it seeing so much press coverage.

Jeppie
Making moves

Mozilla can put app tracking protection in firefox but also in mozilla vpn. Firefox for people who don't use mozilla vpn. Mozilla vpn for people that use mozilla vpn with some extra features. The best thing is probably just in firefox because we don't want to force people to install a other app.