Firefox May Get Tracking Protection on Normal Tabs, Not Just in Private Browsing
Security Update : Yesterday, Mozilla announced three new experimental features via its Test Pilot program, one of which will have a serious impact on the privacy of Firefox users if approved.
The Test Pilot program is available as a Firefox add-on that allows users to activate experimental features inside their Firefox stable branch. This is how Mozilla runs tests for upcoming features and how it gathers user feedback and real-world telemetry data.
The latest addition to this program is an option that allows users to activate a privacy-focused feature called Tracking Protection.
Right now, this feature is only available in Firefox’s Private Browsing mode and works by blocking known sources of tracking scripts, such as ad networks.
Mozilla is using the Test Pilot program to test and see how Tracking Protection would work if the option becomes avail… (read more)