Closed Bug 1895222 Opened 2 months ago Closed 2 months ago

Enable Bounce Tracking Protection tracker purging in Nightly

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(Core :: Privacy: Anti-Tracking, enhancement, P1)

enhancement

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RESOLVED FIXED
127 Branch
Tracking Status
relnote-firefox --- nightly+
firefox127 --- fixed

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(Reporter: pbz, Assigned: pbz)

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(Blocks 1 open bug)

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We enabled the feature in Nightly in Bug 1877432 in "dry run" mode, which means the mechanism would classify trackers but not purge them. This bug is for fully enabling the BTP feature to also purge tracker cookies & storage periodically.

Assignee: nobody → pbz
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED

Please request a nightly-only release note once it has landed, thanks!
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Release_Management/Release_Notes_Nomination

Flags: needinfo?(pbz)
Pushed by pzuhlcke@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/6fb3090e860b
Enable Bounce Tracking Protection tracker purging in Nightly. r=manuel
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 127 Branch

Release Note Request (optional, but appreciated)
[Why is this notable]:
We're trialing a new anti-tracking feature in Nightly: Bounce Tracking Protection. It's similar to the existing Cookie Purging mechanism in Firefox, but instead of tracker lists it uses heuristics for classification of bounce trackers.
While the feature avoids purging cookies for sites that the user has interacted with recently, there may still be false positives that can lead to users getting logged out or loose site data. For troubleshooting or bug reports users/devs can enable logging e.g. via about:logging using the following logger: BounceTrackingProtection:3.

[Affects Firefox for Android]:
Since this is a feature built into Gecko we are also enabling it in Fenix Nightly.

[Suggested wording]:
We're enabling a new anti-tracking feature in Nightly: Bounce Tracking Protection. This protection detects bounce trackers based on redirect behaviour and periodically purges their cookies & site data to prevent tracking.

[Links (documentation, blog post, etc)]:
Spec: https://privacycg.github.io/nav-tracking-mitigations/#bounce-tracking-mitigations
Intent to prototype: https://groups.google.com/a/mozilla.org/g/dev-platform/c/M6erM0SjPTM
What is redirect / bounce tracking: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2020/08/04/firefox-79-includes-protections-against-redirect-tracking/

relnote-firefox: --- → ?
Flags: needinfo?(pbz)
Type: task → enhancement

Note added to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/127.0a1/releasenotes/ Thanks!

Starting with Firefox 127, we're enabling a new anti-tracking feature in Nightly: Bounce Tracking Protection. This protection detects bounce trackers based on redirect behavior and periodically purges their cookies & site data to prevent tracking.

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