Mozilla has recently announced that its Firefox browser will be able to block the web trackers by default. It is will take few months with a series of updates and it is one of the most proactive way to secure users data.
The entire updating procedure will be done in three parts. It will start with version 63 that is undergoing a test for the browser’s nightly release channel; users will now be able to block trackers that slow down the page loading (where ads act as the main culprit).
In Firefox 65, the browser will block all cookies and restrict all storage access from third party trackers. Additionally, Mozilla is also planning to block cryptomning scripts (which can slyly mine cryptocurrency by using one’s computer) and trackers that use fingerprints that helps them to identify a person through device’s properties. Depending upon the result of tests the timeline will change.
Nick Nguyen, Vice President Firefox Product at Mozilla, states, in the real world, user do not except that multiple vendors are following them from store to store, depending on the products they like or purchase. He also adds by saying, users also need the level of security, as they need in physical world, as they tracked wherever they go. In this case, most of the web browsers fail to provide the level of privacy that is actually expected from them.