In a preview version of its Firefox 22 web browser, Mozilla has included an automatic third-party cookie blocker, putting the company “on a collision course with the online ad industry,” COMPUTERWORLD reports. Some trade groups say the new feature, called Aurora, is “dangerous and highly disturbing” and warn that users will experience more ads as a result. Stanford University graduate student Jonathan Mayer, creator of the code, tweeted, “The new Firefox cookie policy has migrated to Aurora!” Firefox 22 is expected to fully release in late June. Meanwhile, Firefox has announced its “more nuanced approach” to implementing its Do-Not-Track setting and efforts to provide additional user choice.
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