To protect you against web annoyances in future releases of Firefox, Mozilla is adding a new feature. It proves that it is well-known for its commitment to protecting user privacy across the web. The new feature is currently introduced in the beta version of Firefox 67, and the nightly version of Firefox 68. In a few weeks, they will be available in the stable release. In current versions of Firefox, the crypto mining and fingerprinting blocks work pretty much like anti-tracking blocks.
Mozilla had made a partnership with Disconnect to include scripts that stops your browser from loading non-interested content. Cryptomining and fingerprinting blocks will be disabled by default at least for now. With a couple of clicks in the browser settings under “Privacy & Security,” you can activate them easily.
In future nightly versions of Firefox 68, Mozilla says these settings will be turned on by default. In a few months, you can expect cryptomining and fingerprint blocking by default. Keep on checking maybe those features are activated by clicking on the shield in the address bar. It will tell you if scripts are blocked on the current site. A site can be whitelisted from that menu by you easily.
Adtech companies use fingerprinting to identify a user. But we can say fingerprinting is a creepy method used by them. As it is based on multiple factors. These factors include such as the browser you’re using, the fonts you have on your computer, your operating system, etc.
Some websites also use cryptocurrency mining scripts to leverage your unused computer resources to mine Bitcoin, Monero and other cryptocurrencies. When you visit a website those scripts are automatically enabled by default.
You can download your preferred version of Firefox from the experimental releases pages if you want to try these features now and can’t wait for them. It should go without saying, but these versions are not without risks and may be unstable for day-to-day use.