Tracking Protection for Firefox at Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2015

A very Mozilla-ish argument against tracking and ads:

the decrease in page load time with tracking protection enabled is even higher (44%!) than in our Air Mozilla talk last August, due to prevalence of embedded third party content on news sites. You can read the paper here…
Advertising does not make content free. It merely externalizes the costs in a way that incentivizes malicious or incompetent players to build things like Superfish, infect 1 in 20 machines with ad injection malware, and create sites that require unsafe plugins and take twice as many resources to load, quite expensive in terms of bandwidth, power, and stability.

via Monica at Mozilla: Tracking Protection for Firefox at Web 2.0 Security and Privacy 2015.

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