The new Firefox Monitor service will use anonymized range query API endpoints from Have I Been Pwned (HIBP). This new Firefox feature allows users to check for compromised online accounts while preserving their privacy. Anonymizing Account Identifiers Operations like ‘search’ … Continue reading
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To help prevent third party data leakage while browsing privately, Firefox Private Browsing Mode will remove path information from referrers sent to third parties starting in Firefox 59. Referrers can leak sensitive data When you click a link in your … Continue reading
Since Let’s Encrypt launched, secure contexts have become much more mature. We have witnessed the successful restriction of existing, as well as new features to secure contexts. The W3C TAG is about to drastically raise the bar to ship features … Continue reading
As part of our commitment to protect the privacy of our users, Mozilla will disable the insecure RC4 cipher in Firefox in late January 2016, beginning with Firefox 44. Mozilla will be taking this action in coordination with the Chrome … Continue reading
The purpose of the HTTP Referer (sic) header is to help sites figure out where their traffic comes from. However, as the Web got more complex, the amount of information in the Referer header ballooned, leading to bigger privacy problems. … Continue reading
I’ve posted some of my recent thinking on privacy and identity. For some time we’ve generally seen privacy treated as its own problem domain, oddly divorced from the realms of security and identity. Perhaps its time for a different approach?
Privacy isn’t always easy. We’re close to landing some changes in the Firefox development tree that will fix a privacy leak that browsers have been struggling with for some time. We’re really excited about this fix, we hope other browsers … Continue reading