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According to a former Mozilla executive, it’s something Google has been doing for years: intentionally sabotaging Firefox to increase Chrome’s popularity. "Google Chrome ads started appearing next to Firefox search terms. Each time one of these issues arose, Firefox lost users to Chrome.
Firefox browser comes with Pocket extension built-in and the Settings option does not disable the service completely. 1) Add a simple and intuitive option in Firefox Settings to disable Pocket extension entirely:. - ensure that Pocket sites and API endpoints are not queried without user's explicit intent.
Logo: Giorgio Maone // Composition: ZDNet. Starting today, the NoScript Firefox extension, a popular tool for privacy-focused users, is also available for Google Chrome, Giorgio Maone, NoScript's author, has told ZDNet. Hacker group has been hijacking DNS traffic on D-Link routers for three months Why is it so hard for us to pay attention to cybersecurity?
Given the rise in harmful practices like cryptocurrency mining and fingerprinting, Mozilla has now introduced a new anti-tracking feature for its Firefox browser. Once you are on the latest Nightly Beta 68 or Beta 67 version of Firefox , the anti-tracking feature will have to be enabled manually.
We have added a feature to block fingerprinting and cryptomining in Firefox Nightly as an option for users to turn on. In Firefox Nightly 68 and Beta 67, these new protections against fingerprinting and cryptomining are currently disabled by default.
Why uBlock Origin requests to store unlimited data in Firefox. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating. Firefox users who have the content blocker uBlock Origin installed receive a permission prompt currently when uBlock Origin is updating.
A new report (PDF) reveals that the vast majority of EU member state websites are laden with third-party cookies that are not disclosed to visitors. Third-party service plugins and embeds are the main way in which trackers landed on government and public health sector websites according to the report.
Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Mozilla has finally launched its free, end-to-end encrypted file-transfer service, called Firefox Send , to the public, allowing users to securely share large files like video, audio or photo files that can be too big to fit into an email attachment.
Here’s how Firefox Send works: <span style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" data-mce-type="bookmark" class="mce_SELRES_start"></span> Encryption & Controls at your fingertips Imagine the last time you moved into a new apartment or purchased a home and had to share financial information like your credit report over the web.
Firefox users will first need to visit the about:config page, enter " privacy.resistFingerprinting " in the search box, and toggle the browser's anti-fingerprinting features to " true ." Image: ZDNet Firefox's letterboxing support doesn't only work when resizing a browser window but also works when users are maximizing the browser window, or entering in fullscreen mode.
When Facebook users learned last March that the social media giant had given their sensitive information to political-data firm Cambridge Analytica, Mozilla (parent company of the security-focused browser Firefox) reacted fast: Within eight hours, the product team had built a browser extension called the Facebook Container.
Cyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla's root certificate program recently. Summary Article Name How to remove DarkMatter Certificates from Firefox Description Cyber-security company DarkMatter, based in the United Arab Emirates, applied to become a top-level certificate authority in Mozilla's root certificate program recently.
Mozilla plans to extend the functionality of Firefox Monitor by displaying breach alerts to users of the browser. The feature was passive at that time; users could check whether an account -- email address -- was found on hacked passwords lists, and they could sign up to receive alerts when a particular account was discovered on new leaked lists.
With Firefox, digital privacy becomes a little more possible for your family Firefox products work by collecting a minimum amount of sensitive information about the people who use them, such as their browsing habits.
In one of the bug posts , Mozilla has uploaded a mockup of how cryptomining and fingerprinting detection and blocking will be added to Firefox's Content Blocking privacy feature.
We only allow a site to play audio or video aloud via the HTMLMediaElement API once a web page has had user interaction to initiate the audio, such as the user clicking on a “play” button. There are some sites on which users want audible autoplay audio and video to be allowed.
Standard mode is the current default, which blocks known trackers in private browsing mode and doesn’t block third-party tracking cookies at all. Finally, there’s a custom mode that lets users set their own anti-tracking options, selecting either basic or strict Disconnect lists.
In support of this effort, today we are releasing an anti-tracking policy that outlines the tracking practices that Firefox will block by default. With the release of our new policy, we’ve defined the set of tracking practices that we think users need to be protected against.
Chromium Moves to Weaken Ad-Blockers Googles’ developers of Chromium, the framework that makes up not only the Chromium browser, but many other browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and the Brave browser have announced changes they plan to make to how extensions work .
In this article, I will walk through the typical steps I take to check if any of my data is being sent somewhere I don't like, and then sharing my analysis of the top 10 plugins in Firefox and Chrome: This process won't catch everything - tricky authors can work around these detection measures.
- Other userscripts mark posts as spam in an attempt to hide/remove them. The Hide feature in this userscript will unmark them as spam (and hide them).
Comment 1 • 4 months ago CC: decal Flags: needinfo?(giacomo) (Reporter) Comment 6 • 4 months ago (In reply to Daniel Veditz [:dveditz] from comment #5) > The current behavior appears to be dictated by the various specifications of > the web.
The project uses the Ghacks user.js and other information to create a browser that offers better privacy and security out of the box. While privacy configuration files like the Ghacks user.js file can be applied to the browser to achieve the same, the main benefit of running Librefox is that it offers most of that right away.
Librefox uses gHacks settings, additional privacy, performances settings and a cleaned bundle of firefox (updater, crashreporter and integrated addons that don't respect privacy are removed) to provide : to Copy local-settings.js to /firefox-install-dir/defaults/pref/ Mozilla.cfg : Locking firefox settings for security, privacy & prevent settings changes
Both Beta and Nightly are available for Android devices, but there’s an easier option for maximum privacy and security on all phones and tablets: A special mobile browser called Firefox Focus.
It is like as if they were building cars, there is a lot they can do without actually changing the engine itself, and thats what the Web Browsers are becoming, everyone is working on parts of the car but all the engines are now Chrome and believe me, you don’t want all the engines to be the same, not even if they are all Gecko or if somehow we resurrect Presto, we want diversity of engines and not monoculture.