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2021-02-24 11:31:25 AM  
When searching for a worthy meme with a GIS for "total nut protection", I was not expecting this to come up:

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2021-02-24 11:42:10 AM  
So will this stop targeted ads based on things I say out loud within earshot of my ipad and phone?
 
2021-02-24 12:20:43 PM  
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2021-02-24 12:45:30 PM  
Today Me talking to 1975 Me: OK, use your mouse to turn on Total Cookie Protection.
1975 Me: What the absolute fark are you talking about, crazy man?
 
2021-02-24 1:05:23 PM  
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2021-02-24 1:13:32 PM  
Does it still suck up memory and refuse to release it even when closed?
 
2021-02-24 1:56:04 PM  

Tyrosine: Does it still suck up memory and refuse to release it even when closed?


Article is about Firefox, not Chrome.
 
2021-02-24 2:07:34 PM  
Wait, multiple picture-in-picture?  Can I finally watch a little TV like in Back to the Future 2?
 
2021-02-24 7:39:46 PM  

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I have Firefox 86 with the setting strict turned on. To get around screwy sites that wont display I copy the web address and bring up ms edge if I really want to see them.
 
2021-02-24 8:23:36 PM  
How does it know that a script on Facebook.com accessing cookies is different or the same as a script hosted on Facebook.com but embedded in pornhub.com Google Scholar?
 
2021-02-24 11:54:14 PM  

HawkEyes: How does it know that a script on Facebook.com accessing cookies is different or the same as a script hosted on Facebook.com but embedded in pornhub.com Google Scholar?


They posted an in-depth description here: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/202​1​/02/23/total-cookie-protection/

The tl;dr is that by default, Firefox now essentially modifies the cookie from "facebook.com" to be "website^facebook.com". And the next place you go to is "website2^facebook.com", etc. Hence, the cross-site cookie referencing is automatically blocked, because each "facebook.com" cookie is specifically associated only with the originating website.

Because it's clear that would break certain things, Mozilla tried to make it intelligent enough to recognize when Single-Sign-On is being used, and therefore not silo those particular sites from each other. (Which is why Google logins, for example still work across the google eco-system, so you don't have to log separately into GMail and YouTube.)  This would include things like corporate Intranets.

I'm guessing there will end up being some large edge-cases that will cause them to be constantly tweaking the implementation for the next 6 months.
 
2021-02-25 9:21:55 AM  

west.la.lawyer: So will this stop targeted ads based on things I say out loud within earshot of my ipad and phone?


I recently had, by far, the most invasive ad experience in my life.

To preface this, I have a pi hole and use uBlock Origin on all my browsers, including mobile, making sure to disable social and annoyance trackers. I enable DoNotTrack. I also use Adaway on my phone. While working from home I have a work machine that I VPN in to my corporate on, and I don't do sites like Twitch on it, and I'm fairly sure not even Amazon.

My TV on the other hand, I use twitch for putting on speed runs or musicians in the background while working.

For work proposes I was looking into OKTA single sign on, and digging through their API and documentation. Not an hour later, I had a Twitch ad for OKTA SSO. I had two more OKTA ads that day. I've never seen an OKTA ad prior to this or again since.

Best I can figure Google or Bing must be selling nearly live search terms to Amazon/Twitch and despite being VPNed, they must do IP aggregation.

Either that, or I had one hell of a coincidence that day.

I will absolutely be enabling Total Cookie Protection.
 
2021-02-25 4:14:11 PM  
Oh, man, I love the idea but I just can't grow to love Firefox.

I immediately opened up Firefox and turned this on, and checked if maybe they'd fixed the Javascript issues, nope.

This is a GIF I just made of my website to be. Edge (and by extension, Chrome) on the left. Firefox on the right.

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It has always been just awful at style changes that change the size of elements on the screen to the point where it's just unusable. Even my phone with Samsung Browser does it better.

When I navigate my site using FireFox, I can actually hear my processor, which is usually dead silent as I slapped a massive tower cooler on it. Momentarily crank up and down.
 
2021-02-25 4:16:40 PM  
Also, ScreenToGif, man, farking wow. What an awesome application. This was the first time I'd used it.
 
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