Mozilla rolled out a new version of Firefox for Android today with a Do Not Track feature, making it the first mobile browser ofr Android which offers this privacy measure.

To enable the feature, just open up the settings and click the button that says “Tell sites not to track me.” This will send a message to web sites letting them know you don’t want to share your personal information for behavioral advertising.

Firefox 5 Beta for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market. The new beta channel is separate from the existing Firefox Mobile browser for Android. If you have the older browser installed you won’t be prompted to update. Instead you’ll have to download the beta. Doing so won’t overwrite any of your existing Firefox settings.

The update also includes some speed improvements and better compatibility with the SwiftKey keyboard for Android.

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