The not-for-profit organisation ‘Mozilla Foundation’ made an announcement recently that it would be introducing blocking scripts as a part in its upcoming web browsers update soon.
Some of theseoptions,likethe anti-tracking,arealreadyaccessiblein Firefox Nightly beta version.
According to the Vice president ‘Nick Nguyen,’ the goal isto stopthird-party scripts from hampering the userexpertise. These scripts are some embeddedatwebsitesand mightseizea user’s computing power without their information.
Further mentioning he stated that:
“Deceptive practices that invisibly collect usersdataor degrade userexperienceare gettingsimply common these days. For example, some trackers fingerprint users —a methodthat permitsthem to invisiblyestablishusers by their device properties, without usersknowledge. While other websites have deployed crypto mining scripts thattaciturnlymine cryptocurrencies on the user’s device. Practices like thesecreatethe online workplaceanadditionalhostile place to be. Future versions of Firefox that would belaunched in the upcoming days willautomatically block these practices by default.”
The Firefox Nightly versionwould be employed tocheckthepracticalityof these newoptions. And ifvictorious, userscould begin seeing them enabled by defaultwithin theFirefox’s upcoming release update.
Mozilla joinsdifferentbrowser developers,as well asOpera and Google, inattemptingto guardits users from malicious miners,which mightimpedethe userexpertiseat the bestandharmtheir computersat the worst.
Meanwhile, Google hasprohibitedany digital mining apps from its Play Store,althoughit hasnotannouncedany official statementsrelating tointerferencescripts embeddedwith thewebsites.