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Firefox has collaborated with a privacy firm called Disconnect to stop unwanted browser-based cryptomining and fingerprint-tracking. Firefox has compiled a list of websites that serve cryptomining scripts. Firefox will block such scripts by default in future versions. Firefox Blocks Fingerprinting and Cryptomining At least one of the websites on this list was not intended initially as a means of “stealing” user resources. Coinhive had several scripts which are supposed to use cryptocurrency mining as an alternative way to pay for things like content, or as an alternative to existing human verification protocols. However, the company’s services were abused to the

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Firefox has collaborated with a privacy firm called Disconnect to stop unwanted browser-based cryptomining and fingerprint-tracking. Firefox has compiled a list of websites that serve cryptomining scripts. Firefox will block such scripts by default in future versions. Firefox Blocks Fingerprinting and Cryptomining At least one of the websites on this list was not intended initially as a means of “stealing” user resources. Coinhive had several scripts which are supposed to use cryptocurrency mining as an alternative way to pay for things like content, or as an alternative to existing human verification protocols. However, the company’s services were abused to the

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