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

RESOLVED FIXED in Firefox 68

Status

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enhancement
P2
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
3 months ago
a month ago

People

(Reporter: johannh, Assigned: ewright)

Tracking

(Blocks 1 bug)

unspecified
Firefox 68
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox68 fixed)

Details

(Whiteboard: [anti-tracking])

Attachments

(1 attachment)

Reporter

Description

3 months ago

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)
Assignee

Comment 1

2 months ago

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.

Reporter

Comment 6

a month ago

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

Updated

a month ago
Assignee: nobody → ewright
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Comment 9

a month ago
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

Comment 10

a month ago
bugherder
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a month ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 68
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