“Mozilla is pushing companies to be more private, and its key product is different at its core. The browser market is dominated by Google’s Chromium codebase and its underlying browser engine, Blink, the component that turns code into visual web pages. Microsoft’s Edge Browser, Brave, Vivaldi, and Opera all use adapted versions of Chromium. Apple makes developers use its WebKit browser engine on iOS. Other than that, Firefox’s Gecko browser engine is the only alternative in existence.“This market needs variety,” Willemsen says. If Firefox diminishes further, there’ll be less competition for Chrome. “We need that difference for open internet standards, for the sake of preventing monopolies,” Willemsen says. Others agree. Everyone we spoke with for this story—inside and outside of Mozilla—says having Firefox flourish makes the web a better place. The trick is figuring out how to get there.”
“For new users who install and download Firefox for the first time, Enhanced Tracking Protection will automatically be set on by default as part of the ‘Standard’ setting in the browser and will block known “third-party tracking cookies” according to the Disconnect list. We talk more about tracking cookies here. ”
“Le blocage des publicités popup dans la version originale de Firefox était un bon choix en 2004, parce qu’il améliorait le confort des utilisateurs et donnait aux plates-formes publicitaires de l’époque une raison de se soucier de l’expérience délivrée. En 2018, nous espérons que nos efforts pour donner plus de contrôle aux utilisateurs auront le même effet”.
“In order to create Firefox Monitor, we have partnered with HaveIBeenPwned.com (HIBP). HIBP is a valuable service, operated by Troy Hunt, one of the most renowned and respected security experts and bloggers in the world. Troy is best known for the HIBP service, which includes a database of email addresses that are known to have been compromised in data breaches. Through our partnership, Firefox is able to check your email address against the HIBP database in a private-by-design way. You can find Troy’s blog post on the partnership here”.