Firefox 89.0 newest stunts

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Re: Firefox 89.0 newest stunts
« Reply #40 on: 10 Jun 2021, 09:23 pm »
The new OS (called Monterey) will also let everyone disable the tracking pixels in e-mails, so opening an e-mail no longer reports on you back to some marketing/spam outfit. Most people don't even knoe that e-mails they receive can silently disclose information.

The free Mozilla Thunderbird email client has had this feature forever, it blocks remote images by default. It's nice to see Apple dipping a toe into the 21st Century.

The Apple Relay looks like a game changer at $1 a month. A VPN let you stream shows from England or Europe months to years ahead of when it is available in the US. An anonymous VPN like TorGuard will cost $10/month.

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Re: Firefox 89.0 newest stunts
« Reply #41 on: 10 Jun 2021, 10:37 pm »
The free Mozilla Thunderbird email client has had this feature forever, it blocks remote images by default. It's nice to see Apple dipping a toe into the 21st Century.

The Apple Relay looks like a game changer at $1 a month. A VPN let you stream shows from England or Europe months to years ahead of when it is available in the US. An anonymous VPN like TorGuard will cost $10/month.

Apple Mail and Outlook, among others, have allowed blocking of all images or disabling HTML mail for a long while. If I understand what Apple is doing correctly, they will block the tracking but allow the formatting and non-tracking images.

The article mentions what Apple Relay blocks. It seems to amount to the same thing as a VPN service, but it appears to ignore traffic that is already going via https. Since the DNS is going through Apple Relay, that traffic is effectively obscured from the ISP. However, Apple Relay does not provide options for the geographic location of the exit node, so streaming from outside of the country likely will not be possible.

From the article:

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What Traffic is Included in iCloud Private Relay?

An iCloud+ user running iOS 15, iPadOS15, or macOS Monterey with Private Relay enabled will have the following traffic routed through Private Relay:

    All Safari browsing
    All DNS queries
    Most App Traffic to insecure websites (aka TCP Port 80, or “http:” traffic).

What’s not included in Private Relay?

Private Relay is bypassed for everything not listed above, including:

    Local Traffic
    Private Domains
    VPNs, Proxies, and other Network Extensions
    Secure, “https:” traffic from your apps.

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Re: Firefox 89.0 newest stunts
« Reply #42 on: 10 Jun 2021, 11:14 pm »
If I understand what Apple is doing correctly, they will block the tracking but allow the formatting and non-tracking images.

That would be cool instead of the all or nothing approach in Thunderbird.


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Re: Firefox 89.0 newest stunts
« Reply #43 on: Today at 10:48 am »
Have just uninstalled Mozila Maintenance Service only 320K, will see what happens.