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Firefox Set To Ban Fingerprinters LINK

Firefox already has an Enhanced Tracking Protection feature that blocks a list of known "fingerprinters" when your privacy settings are set to Standard (the default) or Strict. Fingerprinting Protection is a different, experimental feature under heavy development in Firefox. It is likely that it may degrade your Web experience so we recommend it only for those willing to test experimental features.

Firefox set to ban fingerprinters


Fingerprinters collect settings from your browser and computer to create a profile of you. Using this digital fingerprint, they can create a unique profile of you to track you across different websites. When your privacy settings are set to Standard (the Firefox default) or Strict, domains that are known fingerprinters are being blocked. See this blog post for details.

Put all of that in perspective, and you can really call the entire internet a minefield of scripts out to get you. But as always, Firefox comes to the rescue not only with built-in tracking protection, but also the ability to block fingerprinters and cryptominers completely.

Whenever Firefox detects and blocks content on a site that you visit, you will see a shield-shaped icon to the upper-left corner of the URL bar. Click it, and you will see precisely what Firefox has blocked: be it trackers, third-party tracking cookies, fingerprinters, or cryptominers. You can also click on an item to see the full list of scripts or cookies that Firefox is actively blocking.

When you download Firefox, Standard level tracking protection is enabled, blocking known social media trackers, cross-site tracking cookies, cryptominers and tracking content in private windows on all sites, which provides a good balance of tracking protection while not breaking your favorite websites. You can choose to boost your privacy protections to Strict, or fine tune them using the Custom option. That allows you to block fingerprinters and tracking content in all windows, not just private ones.

@SebastianThe problem comes from javascript being able to share a users history using css, now I was appalled with the solution of just disabling :visited all together in the new firefox 4, just having some color changes means nothing.

I am taking a college course an this has crashed a lotI cant have that and lose all my work I updated the latest firefox there is no barto let you print what am I supposed to do can you give me any suggestions

When it comes to anti-tracking tools, Safari's latest privacy updates are still short of most of those found in the Brave browser. By default, Brave blocks all ads, trackers, third-party cookies and fingerprinters while still achieving blazing speeds. Brave also offers a built-in Tor private browsing mode, a heavy-duty tracker-blocking option, and added a built-in VPN for iOS users.

A test for it is in the selenium code in the file fingerprint_test.js where the comment at the end says "Currently only implemented in firefox" but I wasn't able to identify any code in that direction with some simple greping, neither in the current (41.0.2) Firefox release-tree nor in the Chromium-tree.

I also found a comment for an older commit regarding fingerprinting in the firefox driver b82512999938 from January 2015. That code is still in the Selenium GIT-master downloaded yesterday at javascript/firefox-driver/extension/content/server.js with a comment linking to the slightly differently worded appendix in the current w3c webdriver spec.

that's mainly from firefox resist fingerpinting feature, snap wouldn't work AT ALL with that. it completely shuts down all sorts of canvas features, puts the same restrictions on Date, etc. it's not something that should be considered an issue for snap.

Interesting. I run Firefox in Strict mode, in which it claims to block fingerprinters. I don't see a specific option for reducing the clock precision but I should think "block fingerprinters" includes that. And Snap! runs just peachy. :)

strict mode doesn't do that precision reduction you mentioned, resist fingerprinting is a seperate option, strict enough that firefox doesn't even show it in the settings menu. you need to go in about:config and enable privacy.resistFingerprinting

To improve the security and privacy of Firefox users, Mozilla enabled Standard ETP by default in Firefox 69. In doing so, ETP now blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptominers by default. Users have the option of choosing the Strict setting to also block fingerprinters.

Shortly afterwards, the Mozilla Foundation invited Garrity to head up the new visual identity team. The release of Firefox 0.8 in February 2004 saw the introduction of the new branding efforts. Included were new icon designs by silverorange, a group of web developers with a long-standing relationship with Mozilla. The final renderings are by Jon Hicks, who had worked on Camino.[265][266] The logo was later revised and updated, fixing several flaws found when it was enlarged.[267] The animal shown in the logo is a stylized fox, although "firefox" is usually a common name for the red panda. The panda, according to Hicks, "didn't really conjure up the right imagery" and was not widely known.[266] 350c69d7ab


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