February 2017

Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

“The year 2017 is an important one for Mozilla and Firefox. Multi-process will be enabled for all users of the web browser, sandboxing is introduced, the first bits of Project Quantum are integrated into the web browser, and the add-on system will be switched exclusively to WebExtensions. …” Source: gHacks Tech NewsDetails  Firefox Add-ons Roadmap for 2017

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Decentraleyes for Firefox loads CDN resources locally

“You can learn a lot about a site when you monitor its network connections when you connect your browser to it.“You may see connections to third-party sites, ads, web analytics scripts and a lot more just from that.“A common practice is to use popular JavaScript libraries or frameworks like jQuery or Ember. Sites may load locally hosted versions of those, or versions hosted by public content deliver networks (CDN) such as those by Google, Microsoft or Cloudflare.“These resources are often essential for a site’s functionality, and blocking them may break part or all of a site.“There are two concerns that…

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