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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.

ā€œIn 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,ā€ 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.