HTML5 ping tracking – Firefox :firefox: will enable it by default:

– HTML5 ping attributes can be used to track people if they click a link (<a href=… ping=…>) by sending POST requests to an arbitrary amount of hosts
– tracking is possible without any JavaScript, or Cookies
– Steve Gibson talked about it in Security Now 709:
– ping is enabled in Chrome, Opera, Edge, Safari by default

#html5 #ping #tracking #firefox #mozilla

This was long overdue but super cool to see nonetheless, #Firefox nightly will now allow you to disable addons when in private mode.

It's possible to even do it on an one-by-one basis, meaning you can leave your ad blocker running, but disable the rest.

Great work #Mozilla !

Since I'm no longer using Google+, I've kicked that fucking abomination of Google Chrome to the curb on Android[1]. Firefox/Android and the ability to see tile overviews of my tabs.


1. Also to be kicked to the fucking curb. #purism

Browser diversity is crucial for an open web. "You are both consumer and producer. You have a say in how the future plays out." ... "an Internet that runs only on Chrome’s engine, Blink, and its offspring, is not the paradise we like to imagine it to be." #firefox #chrome #edge

@ckeen #Nextcloud talk ( hosted on an #OpenBSD 6.4 sparc64 server works for me in #Firefox between two OpenBSD -current laptops.

Make sure you have a working microphone (Audacity is great for testing this).

On laptops you need to run as root:

chown $USER /dev/video0

You also need the ffmpeg package for codecs.
Check /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/firefox for more information.

Firefox is going to ship with DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default soon. They're partnering with Cloudflare to get achieve this and it will ignore whatever you have configured locally, even your hosts file. They do have some specs available for how your DNS service can be listed as compatible but it will still use Cloudflare by default.

It may be time for me to start looking at some of the more private derivatives of Firefox. It's sad to see a project dedicated to privacy ruin that with crappy defaults 😕

#DoH #PrivacyByDefault #Mozilla #Firefox #DNS #Privacy #Security #Cloudflare #FuckCloudflare


#Google ha saboteado a #Firefox durante años, según un ex-directivo de #Mozilla


Un ancien de #Mozilla accuse à nouveau Google de saboter les autres navigateurs -

> #Nightingale affirme cependant que #Google serait allé jusqu’à introduire des bugs spécifiques dans des services comme Docs et #Gmail pour provoquer des soucis de performances, ou déclarer #Firefox incompatible sur des sites de démonstration. Google aurait à chaque fois présenté ses excuses et annoncé l’arrivée d’un correctif.

Sans déconner.

Going to give "Privacy Badger" from the EFF a run. Let's see how this works out ^^. #Firefox

Is there are comprehensive list of "dark patterns" in #firefox? I'm disabling as much as I can but it would be handy to have when setting up a fresh system.

Buster is a #Firefox extension which helps you to solve difficult #captcha by completing #reCAPTCHA audio challenges using speech recognition. Challenges are solved by clicking on the extension button at the bottom of the reCAPTCHA widget.