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Mozilla is changing how Firefox handles privacy protection
« on: September 04, 2018, 11:43:48 AM »
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In order to help give users the private web browsing experience they expect and deserve, Firefox will strip cookies and block storage access from third-party tracking content.

https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2018/08/30/changing-our-approach-to-anti-tracking

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Mozilla says it will soon be modifying its Firefox browser to block all user tracking on websites by default.

“In the near future, Firefox will, by default, protect users by blocking tracking while also offering a clear set of controls to give our users more choice over what information they share with sites,” said Mozilla VP of product strategy Nick Nguyen.

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By the time Firefox 65 is released, Mozilla says that it hopes to have all cross-site tracking blocked by default....

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/08/30/mozilla_will_not_track/

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Re: Mozilla is changing how Firefox handles privacy protection
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 07:35:36 PM »
Do not track should be respected, like acceptable ads, and many do not support it either, but they are now being forced to stop the deceptive practice. If I visit a site, then it's acceptable that I am on there site, such as here.

It's not acceptable that some sites have 500 or more bots tracking. This uses bandwidth that we pay for, not them.