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Firefox In 2018: We'll Tackle Bad Ads, Breach Alerts, Autoplay Video, Says Mozilla
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03-26-2018, 12:13 AM #1
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Firefox maker Mozilla has outlined its 2018 roadmap to make the web less intrusive and safer for users. First up, Mozilla says it will proceed and implement last year's experiment with a breach alerts service, which will warn users when their credentials have been leaked or stolen in a data breach. Mozilla aims to roll out the service around October. Breach Alerts is based on security consultant Troy Hunt's data breach site Have I Been Pwned. Firefox will also implement a similar block on autoplay video to the one Chrome 66 will introduce next month, and that Safari already has. However, Dotzler says Firefox's implementation will "provide users with a way to block video auto-play that doesn't break websites". This feature is set to arrive in Firefox 62, which is scheduled for release in May.

After Firefox 62 the browser will gain an optional Chrome-like ad filter and several privacy-enhancing features similar to those that Apple's WebKit developers have been working on for Safari's Intelligent Tracking Prevention. By the third quarter of 2018, Firefox should also be blocking ad-retargeting through cross-domain tracking. It's also going to move all key privacy controls into a single location in the browser, and offer more "fine-grained" tracking protection. Dotzler says Mozilla is in the "early stages" of determining what types of ads Firefox should block by default. Also on the roadmap is a feature that arrived in Firefox 59, released earlier this month. A new Global Permissions feature will help users avoid having to deny every site that requests permission for location, camera, microphone and notifications. Beyond security and privacy, Mozilla plans to build on speed-focused Quantum improvements that came in Firefox 57 with smoother page rendering.
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03-26-2018, 12:21 AM #2
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yay.gif kill autoplay!
03-26-2018, 12:27 AM #3
RLK Incognito
Everyone hates autoplay.
03-26-2018, 05:13 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,650 Threads:1,593 Joined:Feb 2011
(03-26-2018, 12:27 AM)RLK Wrote:  Everyone hates autoplay.

Kill it with fire. It's Firefox ffs!
03-26-2018, 05:30 PM #5
Baron Samedi Vodou Man
Posts:149 Threads:2 Joined:Jun 2013
I'm the first one up in the morning and sometimes I accidentally wake up everybody in the house from autoplay, it's irritating.
03-26-2018, 05:31 PM #6
Cynicalabsurdance Member
Posts:10,601 Threads:242 Joined:Feb 2011
Yandex or Die
it's a Russian Browser , chromium based .

ah never mind
ya can't stop infestation of adds anyway .

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03-26-2018, 06:23 PM #7
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I'll be glad to see autoplay go the way of geocities.
03-26-2018, 08:55 PM #8
Adde All in Moderation
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(03-26-2018, 12:21 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  yay.gif  kill autoplay!

That. yay.gif
03-28-2018, 03:54 PM #9
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:41,650 Threads:1,593 Joined:Feb 2011
Mozilla releases a Firefox plug-in that promises to keep some of your data private

When you install the extension, it deletes your Facebook cookies and logs you out of the social network.
When you log on to Facebook again, you will see it's been opened in a blue-colored 'container' tab.  
Any external links you click on within the social network will then open in a new browser tab, not connected to that Facebook session.
If you click on Facebook share buttons found on other websites, these will be loaded in the special isolated blue tab.


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03-28-2018, 09:39 PM #10
Meh Member
Posts:1,161 Threads:46 Joined:Apr 2017
Facebook is tracking people who are not on facebook.
03-29-2018, 01:45 PM #11
Mars Member
Posts:747 Threads:45 Joined:Aug 2013
I never signed up for any kind of social media, they don't have much on me.


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