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 these options, like the anti-tracking, are already accessible in Firefox Nightly beta version.
According to the Vice president ‘Nick Nguyen,’ the goal is to stop third-party scripts from hampering the user expertise. These scripts are some embedded at websites and might seize a user’s computing power without their information.
Further mentioning he stated that:
“Deceptive practices that invisibly collect users data or degrade user experience are getting simply common these days. For example, some trackers fingerprint users — a method that permits them to invisibly establish users by their device properties, without users knowledge. While other websites have deployed crypto mining scripts that taciturnly mine cryptocurrencies on the user’s device. Practices like these create the online workplace an additional hostile place to be. Future versions of Firefox that would be launched in the upcoming days will automatically block these practices by default.”
The Firefox Nightly version would be employed to check the practicality of these new options. And if victorious, users could begin seeing them enabled by default within the Firefox’s upcoming release update.
Mozilla joins different browser developers, as well as Opera and Google, in attempting to guard its users from malicious miners, which might impede the user expertise at the best and harm their computers at the worst.
Meanwhile, Google has prohibited any digital mining apps from its Play Store, although it has not announced any official statements relating to interference scripts embedded with the websites.