By summer 2019, the Firefox browser will also block, by default, all cross-site third-party trackers
By summer 2019, the Firefox browser will also block, by default, all cross-site third-party trackers, strengthening privacy without your having to do a thing." https://t.co/cqpQbSe9Ko
Here is relevant Mozilla blog post. They will be using disconnect.me to identify and block trackers. It also looks they will not completely block trackers, just block local storage, including cookies.
I cant imagine the outrage there would be if firefox blocked google analytics by default. I sure hope it happens one day. Tech companies have gone way too far and its time to pull them back under control.
This is a tweet by Jen Simmons. Designer Advocate at Mozilla. Member of CSS Working Group.
I'm really curious how will Google react, they essentially says they'll block GA. Few people asked on Twitter to confirm if will be GA blocked (which I'm almost sure it will), but they didn't officially replied yet.
Regardless of what Google do - realistically what could they do? - Mozilla needs to follow through with this and stick to their guns. It's great.
[Edit] - those links are great, never heard of those sites before thanks.
They could conceivably cancel their current default search engine deal with Moz. Google pays Mozilla a pretty substantial amount of money to have Google as their default search engine for Firefox.
That would be music to my ears, but not so good for Mozilla, a quick search shows that they're paying 300mil a year to Mozilla? That's quite a lot.
Would they really want to do that with the number of people who use firefox?
I think the smart thing for Google to do is take the L in analytics when it comes to firefox users and profit from FF users in all the other ways (oh wait, do they have any??).
Safari's been doing this for years now and I've not noticed any trouble. Good on Mozilla for catching up. Enough pressure and we can make third-party trackers extinct.
The strange thing is that Safari does this and Apple is still paid by Google to have Google as a default browser. I wonder why Google is fine with it, with Safari blocking Google Analytics and all.
You don't need analytics to show ads on results pages, though. And, if you were online when I was in the late 1990s / early 2000s when Google got really popular, you'll remember being very excited about getting a Gmail and Google Docs and everything else Google does. So having the search engine stay the default across Apple's platform could be more of an attempt to get users to use other Google services in addition to just search.
An internal work site is using third-party trackers? o_O
I have problems in oauth redirects on public websites. The websites work fine after I uninstalled the container extension.