Articles in “Privacy”

Why we need better tracking protection

Mozilla has recently announced a change in our approach to protecting users against tracking. This announcement came as a result of extensive research, both internally and externally, that shows that … Read more

Secure Contexts Everywhere

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 … Read more

Deprecating the RC4 Cipher

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 … Read more

Tighter Control Over Your Referrers

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 … Read more

Thoughts on Identity and Privacy

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 … Read more

Plugging the CSS History Leak

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. … Read more