Closed Bug 1529659 Opened 1 year ago Closed 1 year ago

Update top-level content blocking description and category descriptions to be more generic

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement, P2)

enhancement

Tracking

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VERIFIED FIXED
Firefox 68
Tracking Status
firefox68 --- verified

People

(Reporter: johannh, Assigned: ewright)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: [anti-tracking])

Attachments

(1 file)

The existing content blocking description are a little too customized to tracking. Since we're adding new blockers like fingerprinting or cryptomining it would be great to have them reflect that it could be all sorts of blocking going on, not just trackers.

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)

This is also being covered in Bug 1529517, since we need more generic descriptions to cover changing the contents of each category dynamically. So long as you are talking about the category descriptions, not the header summary.

Here is new copy for the description that appears under content blocking.

Protect your privacy while you browse. Reduce how many trackers can follow you online. Block invisible content that collects info about you and your devices. Learn more

"Learn more" link should go to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/content-blocking

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)

(In reply to Betsy Mikel [:betsymi] from comment #2)

Here is new copy for the description that appears under content blocking.

Protect your privacy while you browse. Reduce how many trackers can follow you online. Block invisible content that collects info about you and your devices. Learn more

"Learn more" link should go to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/content-blocking

Thanks Betsy. This doesn't address the problem explained in Comment 0 -- the new copy is still framed around "privacy" and "trackers", while Content Blocking will now block domains that aren't trackers and have no impact on user privacy (i.e., cryptominers).

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)

This is intentional. What's available in Standard and Strict does relate to trackers. "Block invisible content that collects info about you and your devices." is meant to focus on what's in Custom.

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)

Quick note on this: Betsy and I chatted offline -- she's planning to sync with the team and follow up.

Ok, setting needinfo to clarify that we still need input from Betsy on this.

Thanks!

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)

New copy for about:preferences#privacy, and also approved by legal.

Protect your privacy while you browse. Block invisible content that tracks the sites you visit and profiles you. Blocking some of this content may make pages load faster. Learn more

Flags: needinfo?(bmikel)
Assignee: nobody → ewright
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Pushed by ewright@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/81fa1bcf27f6
Update top-level content blocking description to be more generic. r=flod
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 1 year ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 68
Flags: qe-verify+

Old description still on 67.0.4.
New description confirmed + link verified on 68.0b12 for Win10 and 68.0b13 on Ubuntu 18.04 and macOS 10.11.

Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Flags: qe-verify+
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