Mozilla Adding Cryptomining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Addressing a bug update, Mozilla has uploaded a new mock-up of Firefox’s Content Blocking menu, which includes options for blocking both “cryptominers” and “fingerprinters.” This capability was hinted at way back in May, but it appears the fruits of Mozilla’s efforts are finally coming to light. Bleeping Computer suspects it will debut with Firefox 67.

    Currently, it is not known when these features will go live in Firefox, but at least part of it has begun to be seen in a Firefox 66.0a1 build as shown by a recent source code revision. This revision shows that two about:config settings named "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled" and "privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled" are available and enabled by default.
     
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  2. clockdogg

    clockdogg Gawd

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    "privacy.trackingprotection.cryptomining.enabled"

    So...does that mean mining is enabled by default or that minor miners have to enable it themselves. Ambiguous parameter naming is the best worst of the best obtuse naming conventions. Variable status clarity is under overrated.
     
  3. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    FF 67, that's may 14th
     
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  4. BreezeDM

    BreezeDM Gawd

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    Why would someone want cryptomining enabled?
     
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  5. vegeta535

    vegeta535 2[H]4U

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    Some sites offer mining as a choice over having ads. It is fine as long it is disclosured and a option in. But most the time it is not and is abused.