Vivaldi 3.0 web browser brings built-in ad blocking and tracking protection

Written about 1 month ago by IanDorfman

A new major version release of the privacy-focused Vivaldi web browser is now available, and with it comes multiple new integrated safety features with no additional download required.

In a post on the official Vivaldi website, Vivaldi Technologies CEO Jon von Tetzchner describes the new functionality incorporated into Small Vivaldi iconVivaldi 3.0. A brand new integrated tracker blocker powered by the Small DuckDuckGo Tracker Radar iconDuckDuckGo Tracker Radar ensures that third-party web trackers don't run and follow your Internet browsing habits in the background. The tracker blocker has 3 different levels of tracking protection, all of which can be set independently for each website you visit. These are "No Blocking," "Block Trackers," (the default option) and "Block Trackers and Ads."

Additionally, Vivaldi's built-in ad blocker is disabled by default due to many people not wishing to prevent the sites they visit and enjoy from generating ad revenue, though this setting can also be set either per website or globally. Aside from ad and tracker blocking, Vivaldi 3.0 now includes a customizable clock face on its status page with alarm and countdown functionality. Coupled with support for Spatial Navigation that enables effective mouseless web browsing and improvements to the picture-in-picture pop-out video player, updating to the latest version of Vivaldi is highly recommended for anyone that uses it.

Version 3.0 of the Vivaldi web browser is now available on Windows, macOS, and Linux at vivaldi.com/download.

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