Firefox 22 Will Block Third-Party Cookies by Default

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Vano

Oh, that will kill gizmodo.com population...their "new" ridiculous system uses different domain for user login, the domain nobody would ever visit...

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TrollBot5000

meh Ghostery does that and more so yeah it's a good feature to set as default but not really game changing.

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Benjo

Count me as one of the folks who was not aware of this feature. Also took me a minute to find it in the options menu :S

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Electrik

"but the onus to do so is mostly on the user"

Most users do not know how to modify their browsers, so this is a good thing. It may even stop a virus or two, if you're the family tech-repair person. Like me.

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Scatter

This really isn't that big of a deal. Firefox has allowed users to block third party cookies all along. It just wasn't the default setting.

I use Firefox and have been blocking third party cookies for a while now. I also have the NoScript, Ghostery, and BetterPrivacy addons installed

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TrollBot5000

Pretty sure if you use ghostery like I do you don't need betterprivacy anymore. I used to use betterprivacy but ghostery can clear lso flash cookies too.

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Neufeldt2002

Add Mikey109106 to the list of fake accounts, real one is Mikey109105

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TrollBot5000

man I spent the weekend partying so you're telling me in the two days I was gone there are even more fake accounts??

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Neufeldt2002

Sadly yes, approx. 14 fake accounts that are based off of users here, plus there are a couple that I suspect are his/hers that he/she used to support itself that are not based off of legit users. I have sent a couple of emails to the webmaster and it appears that the main Wintel account is gone, but the fakes remain.

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TrollBot5000

Ok so your efforts sending emails resulted in the Wintel account being banned? Then they should look at any accounts made with the same IP and do the same. The Trollbot was designed to locate and indentify any troll activity present on this site. The Trollbots received a major kernel update to not engage any trolls after their initial identification was made public. Any further acknowledgement only resulted in more trollery. The engineer behind the design of the Trollbots learned the best weapon in defeating them was to ignore their existance once indentified.

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Mikey109105

Yeah, I know, he made a clone of me too. I as well sent a complaint to the webmaster, and I too have noticed the Wintel account is gone. Of course, they didn't spend the time to bother kicking his clone accounts of other people. I am currently sending them, instead of the nice "we are all annoyed" email, an irate "I guess you didn't bother to check the ip" email. I'm really sick and tired of his spamming.

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TrollBot5000

Cool. Good work man.

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Mikey109105

Damn it, sorry, double post.

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Silencer.

You guys who know me, know I'm me. I'd never say that BS.

My old acct was banned. They were gonna edit and re-activate it.

I got an email when I was away a long time, so it never happened.

So apparently they deleted it finally, and some jerk grabbed my old name.

Fuckin awesome.

Oh, and my icon too.

Cya.

Maybe.

>:o(

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Neufeldt2002

Paul has a list of the fake user accounts and is going to clean them up, but it may take a few days.

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Silencer.

:o)

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Couple more...

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;o)

:o)

Cya!

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DogPatch1149

Google spies on you, so you can't use Chrome? I guess you've never heard of Chromium.

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Jox

This is a mediocre update at best. The functionality has existed forever; there's just a large contingent of people that are ignorant of the feature or just don't care enough to look for it.

Want to impress me, Mozilla? Let me choose whether Firefox will obey autocomplete=off. I'm a big boy and I'm perfectly capable of deciding what websites will have auto-login functionality. And yes, I know there's a work-around, but it's a pain in the ass and completely unnecessary! If they just made it an option (even if under about:config) that would be an improvement.

-Jox

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Techie714

I agree with "Scoop" something is very odd with this thread & the posts. It's like 4Chan showed up or something....All of them within seconds of each other....

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Silencer

Firefox is copying apple, like everyone else is copying Apple such as with tables and phones...typical...just typical..

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Vano

Yep, typical apple-brain (aka no curves) thinking.

http://www.androidpit.com/-samsung-vs-apple-trial

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Silencer.

BTW...

What *I* would *actually* say, is a few posts down.

Also, I would capitalize 'Apple'.

I wouldn't misspell 'tablets'.

I wouldn't use the phrase '...typical...just typical..', you freak.

And Firefox does not copy CrApple.

;o)

If you're going to imitate me, good luck. Start, by following JESUS.

You obviously don't, and I obviously do.

:o)

(And it's also obvious, who I am.)

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Silencer.

IDK WHO THE F U R,

BUT YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF NERVE.

NOT COOL.

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Eoraptor

The difference being that people actually use Firefox, where as the only ones utilizing Safari are people who bought iDevices that make it nigh impossible to install a different browser. Even folks who run osX prefer chrome and firefox over Safari.

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scoop6274

Gosh, would sure be nice if Max PC would block all of wintels accounts. Awful odd that all those comments came within minutes of each other and all agree with each other.

Wintel is just more proof of the sheer idiocy of Mac users. Safari...what a load of crap.

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Silencer.

“a nuclear first strike against the ad industry”

Love it. Awesome move. Why they are number one!

Sick of these targeted ads. Big bro piss-off!

:o)

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Techie714

Not sure what all the hate around FF is all about. it's a great & fast browser, yea Chrome might be a little better but they are both very close..IMO. As far as Safari goes..LOLz.

Seem like a bunch of trolls posted?

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Computer_Dude9000

Wintel an his troll army might start a comment war...

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mattatooski

You can't blame wintel. He doesn't know any better. This is just what happens ladies and gentlemen, when your father is also your brother .....

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Wintell

How did you know? I thought I had kept that a secret. My dang iPad must have been hacked again.

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Mediziner

But I like cookies...

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