Firefox: block ad trackers by default

The Mozilla Foundation he said that it intends to apply blocking to all ad trackers in future versions of Firefox by default. firefox
The new ones are designed to be implemented gradually, starting with an initiative focused on blocking trackers that slow down page loads.

After that, the Mozilla Foundation plans to remove the tracking that can be done between the pages, and then proceed with the exclusion of cryptomining which also slows the performance of the computer.

“Some pages continue to want user data in exchange for ,” Mozilla's Nick Nguyen said in a blog post, “but now they're going to have to ask for it. She is a positive for people who until now had no idea what they were being asked to do.”

Firefox has already begun to test these features at Firefox Nightly, a pre-release Firefox updated every night. This version of Firefox currently includes a feature that prevents ad trackers slowing down the loading of pages. The Mozilla Foundation is planning to test this feature in September, and if it does, it will start blocking ad trackers by default on Firefox 63.

Tip: For those who are interested in new versions of Firefox Nightly they can find them here.

Firefox Nightly also precludes site-cooked tracking through cookies and is also planning to conduct a study on this topic. The goal is to make this setting available in Firefox 65.

Finally, the Mozilla Foundation said that future versions of Firefox will block by default “deceptive practices that collect invisibly identifiable users or that degrade the user experience”, with techniques such as or cryptomining.

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