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3 votes jaxmax — 3 votes, 5 commentsSource

So I assume or hope one can disable this via about:config at the very least?

I really hope so, like it is for DNT and DRM. But it’s a shame that Firefox keeps pushing this nonsense on users. Instead of blocking tracking features, they allow even more. Instead of building a built-in ad blocker, they work on “link ping”.

We really lack a community-driven browser that is really developed for people and not by the personal interests of 1 or 2 organizations. I feel like at this point we should really step up and build an alternative to other browsers, including Firefox. But of course it’s a huge effort that needs big resources, so for now I don’t see it happening.

Mozilla feels it’s a performance improvement
While some users feel this feature is a privacy risk, browsers developers feel that trackers are going to track, so you might as well offer a solution that provides better performance.

love it! Why then not give trackers full access to my computer, it’s even better performance! They do not need to make any effort anymore!

Why then not give trackers full access to my computer, it’s even better performance!

Well… trackers already have access to your IPs, your bandwidth on each networks, your RAM, your computing power and your disk (through cache).

And the best thing is that an attacker can easily cover their traces through HTTP cache control.

what the fuck is wrong with Mozilla. they should serve the people not the industry. stupid fucks.