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Mozilla: Changing Our Approach to Anti-tracking

8 comments

  1. [2]
    time
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    This seems like an awesome move, and hopefully it's just the first step in a continuing effort to limit cross-site tracking. I'm always running Ublock Origin, https everywhere, and Privacy Badger...

    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.

    This seems like an awesome move, and hopefully it's just the first step in a continuing effort to limit cross-site tracking. I'm always running Ublock Origin, https everywhere, and Privacy Badger by default, but it's good that less technical web users can be afforded similar protection be default in the future.

    10 votes
    1. Tenar
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      Exactly! I use firefox's private browser (firefox focus/klar, depending on region, i think?) on mobile quite often, because it does all that & keeps no history. When someone sends me a link 99% of...

      Exactly! I use firefox's private browser (firefox focus/klar, depending on region, i think?) on mobile quite often, because it does all that & keeps no history. When someone sends me a link 99% of time I won't need to see it after i've just received it (funny pics, quick article, etc), so I find it so useful!

      3 votes
  2. Taco
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    I already use privacy badger in every browser I run, but it's good to see this being baked-in at the source.

    I already use privacy badger in every browser I run, but it's good to see this being baked-in at the source.

    5 votes
  3. [4]
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    I find it mildly hysterical that Ghostery shows a tracker on the Mozilla page for Google Analytics.

    I find it mildly hysterical that Ghostery shows a tracker on the Mozilla page for Google Analytics.

    4 votes
    1. [3]
      Pilgrim
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      That gives me a chuckle but I get it. The whole privacy thing is a balance. As a website owner, I do want some info about who is visiting, especially for marketing purposes. As a website user, I...

      That gives me a chuckle but I get it.

      The whole privacy thing is a balance. As a website owner, I do want some info about who is visiting, especially for marketing purposes. As a website user, I want that information to be very anonymized (and some want no info shared).

      7 votes
      1. [2]
        Tenar
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        I mean if you're very serious about your user's privacy (and have the $$$ to do so) Matomo (formerly known as pikwik) is a great solution to finding out that info, i've heard.

        I mean if you're very serious about your user's privacy (and have the $$$ to do so) Matomo (formerly known as pikwik) is a great solution to finding out that info, i've heard.

        4 votes
        1. Pilgrim
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          Serious thanks. I'll explore using this in lieu of Google Analytics and be happy to ditch another Google product.

          Serious thanks. I'll explore using this in lieu of Google Analytics and be happy to ditch another Google product.

          5 votes
  4. precise
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    I'm really happy about this, this is a good move in contrast with some other decisions that Mozilla has made lately in my opinion. They appear to be attempting to eliminating browser...

    I'm really happy about this, this is a good move in contrast with some other decisions that Mozilla has made lately in my opinion. They appear to be attempting to eliminating browser fingerprinting and covert tracking, this is great. This will improve ones ability to remain pseudonymous using a VPN.

    4 votes