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Firefox Cookie Blocking By Default on Pause

ONLINE PRIVACY

May 17, 2013

Mozilla has postponed default cookie-blocking in its Beta version of Firefox 22 “to collect and analyze data on the effect of blocking some third-party cookies,” PC World reports. The default setting has been criticized by the online advertisement industry. The nonprofit is currently testing a patch created by Jonathan Mayer. In a blog post, Mozilla Chief Technology Officer Brendan Eich wrote, “Our next engineering task is to add privacy-preserving code to measure how the patch affects real websites,” adding, “We will also ask some of our Aurora and Beta users to opt in to a study with deeper data collection.”
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