Experimental Firefox version offers standard block option for trackers




Mozilla has released a Firefox Nightly an option that many domains can block which trackers operate. Built It is mainly about trackers that do not respect the do-not-track setting. Further, Mozilla is looking into the possibilities for Tor integration.

The anti-tracking option must be activated by the user first manually via about: config settings. Can then be turned on via the privacy options in Firefox. Blocking Since the user can moreover indicate whether the do-not-track header to be sent in http requests active.

Mozilla uses as its basis the blocklist of Disconnect, a privacy add-on that many trackers blocks. Mozilla would like to thereby impeding particularly tracker domains that do not comply with the do-not-track setting. According to the browser maker ensures the blocking of such trackers to an average of 20 percent faster inladende webpages. Well Mozilla warns that an activated locking option can cause problems with add-ons like NoScript, Ghostery, Disconnect and AdBlock Plus.

The new privacy option is part of the new program, Polaris . In addition, Mozilla is working with include the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Tor Project. The objective of Polaris is to improve the online privacy. Goes with the Tor Project view or activate the Tor network could be simplified in Firefox. Mozilla Currently, most Internet users shall use the specialized Tor Browser, which is already based on Firefox code. Mozilla will be able to integrate Tor start offering in private browsing mode among other things. Mozilla also indicates that it will be a number of own Tor- middle relays up to anonymize as Internet traffic.

In another step in his privacy offensive Mozilla also has a ‘forget’ button in version 33.1 included. This can drag the user to the toolbar of Firefox, and the browser after a set period, a new browser session starts after erasing history, tabs and cookies. Firefox also has the privacy-friendly search engine DuckDuckGo added to the standard available search engines.


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