Posts Tagged ‘ Firefox ’

Use Of Ad Blocking Is On The Rise

Aug 25th, 2013 | By

Last year, Niero Gonzalez, the 35-year-old founder of video gaming site Destructoid, was browsing TechCrunch and saw an article about OkCupid’s “brilliant” move to ask users with ad blocking software to donate $5 to the site. Gonzalez became curious how many of his own readers were blocking ads, so he turned to an outside company

Twitter Reveals Plans for Ad Retargeting

Jul 7th, 2013 | By

Twitter wants to eat your cookies and turn them into Promoted Tweets. The site announced plans to move into the ad retargeting space today by using browser-based cookies and email identification with third-party sites. Users’ browsing behavior and email addresses will be used to match them up with ads from brands or business that are

Mozilla and Stanford Pitch New Cookie Blocking Approach

Jun 20th, 2013 | By

Techno-privacy wonks are laying yet another rail for Do Not Track. Mozilla, maker of the Firefox browser, has paired with the Stanford Center for Internet and Society to create a Cookie Clearinghouse. The project, still in a nascent stage, essentially will be two lists of domains — one that users’ browsers will permit to set

Firefox to Block Third-Party Cookies in Privacy Update

Feb 26th, 2013 | By

Mozilla’s Firefox browser will have a new cookie policy when its release 22 comes out later this year. The new patch, developed by privacy advocate Jonathan Mayer, will allow first-party cookies, but block third-party cookies. “The new cookie policy is intended to better conform to user privacy expectations and preferences,” Mayer said in an email