Mozilla Adding Cryptomining and Fingerprint Blocking to Firefox

Megalith

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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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clockdogg

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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.
 
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